Police are still investigating the facts behind a bizarre and troubling automobile accident that took place in Sparks in the northbound lanes of Pyramid Highway. At this stage the full details of the two-vehicle accident – which took place in the early morning hours of Friday, April 12 – remain under investigation and not entirely understood. Based on the preliminary investigations into this week-old car crash, the following facts are established.  A pickup truck, driven by a 31-year-old woman, crashed into the rear of an SUV.
Last week two officers of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department were investigating a crash involving a suspected drunk driver when their vehicles were struck…by a suspected drunk driver. Over the decades the Las Vegas region has done a great deal to rebrand itself as a launching point for the outdoors, a cosmopolitan arts and retail scene, a dynamic business environment, and a community of underdogs who are relentlessly #VegasStrong.
It’s a sad fact, but DUI accidents are common. As we discussed in a recent post, something like 10,000 lives are lost nationally each year in drunk-driving accidents. We hear about them on the news, we see the aftermath on the highway…every once in a while we pass through a DUI checkpoint, usually around the holidays.
A recent wave of deadly crashes across the Silver State has law-enforcement officials worrying about what the rest of the year might bring. In fact, 2018 is on-track to reverse the prior year’s downward trend in fatal crashes and vehicle fatalities. In 2016, the state suffered 304 fatal crashes which claimed 329 lives; in 2017, 290 fatal crashes killed 308 people.
A 20-year-old driver was sentenced in Las Vegas for causing a DUI auto accident that killed his best friend. The driver, named Ceasar Mendoza received his jail sentence in a Clark County court on Wednesday. Mendoza, who was the age of 19 at the time of the southern Nevada DUI traffic fatality, was known to be driving the car that crashed, while his friend who lost his life in the car crash was in the passenger seat. His friend, who Mendoza called his best friend in an official statement shown further along in this article, was 21-year-old Alejandro Jaracuaro.
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