- Associated Press - Sunday, May 29, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas police say a man lost control of his Corvette and died in the resulting crash.

Authorities say the 75-year-old driver was traveling Saturday morning on Washington Avenue near Bruce Street.

Witnesses say the 1989 Chevrolet Corvette was going at a high rate of speed when it began to slide sideways.

Police say the car hit a curb, drove up on the sidewalk and struck a palm tree.

The driver was transported to the hospital where he was declared dead.

His identity was not released.

Police say this is the 44th traffic-related fatality this year they have investigated.

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