A 22-year-old man was killed in a suspected DUI crash early Saturday close to McCarran Worldwide Airport, Las Vegas police stated.
The crash occurred about 3:55 a.m. at Tropicana Avenue and Paradise Highway, the Metropolitan Police Division stated. Investigators decided a 24-year-old man driving a 1999 Ford Ranger was touring east on Tropicana when he veered off the roadway and collided with a “massive site visitors sign pole.”
A passenger within the automobile was taken to Dawn Hospital and Medical Middle, the place he died, police stated. He will likely be recognized by the Clark County coroner’s workplace.
The motive force, recognized by police as Leobardo Hernandez, of Las Vegas, was hospitalized with “substantial accidents” however is predicted to outlive.
Police stated Hernandez confirmed indicators of impairment and was arrested. He faces a felony cost of DUI leading to loss of life, and a misdemeanor cost of failing to correctly keep a journey lane, court docket data present.
Additional details about Hernandez’s arrest was not instantly obtainable. He’s scheduled to seem in court docket on Sunday.
The crash marked the forty fifth traffic-related fatality investigated by Metro this 12 months, police stated.