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Boy, 10, dies of injuries 6 days after fiery Las Vegas crash

September 25, 2018

This undated photo provided by Las Vegas police shows Jonathan Mora. Police say Mora is sought on criminal charges after running from the scene of a high-speed vehicle crash on Sept. 15, 2018, leaving a 10-year-old boy and a 20-year-old passenger in his burning car. ( Las Vegas Police Department via AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a 10-year-old boy who was pulled by passers-by from a burning car after a high-speed vehicle crash in Las Vegas died after six days in a hospital.

The Clark County coroner said Tuesday that Zion Jimenez died Friday at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.

He was critically injured Sept. 15 in a Nissan Altima that slammed into a Toyota Camry at a southeast Las Vegas crossroads.

Police say the driver of the Nissan, 23-year-old Jonathan Mora, fled the scene of the crash and is being sought on criminal charges.

Police say an injured 20-year-old passenger also was rescued from the Nissan, and the 62-year-old driver of the wrecked Toyota Camry also was seriously hurt.

Witnesses told police the Nissan was going more than 100 mph before the crash.

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