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Man Faces DUI Charge After Fatal Crash in Las Vegas

According to Las Vegas Review Journal, Las Vegas police are investigating a fatal Saturday morning crash in the southwest valley.

The crash was called in about 4:46 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of South Jones Boulevard and West Hacienda Avenue, the Metropolitan Police Department said.

A Chevrolet Silverado was traveling wesbound on West Hacienda Avenue when a Dodge Caravan entered the intersection, Metro said. The cars collided; the Dodge spun off the roadway and the Chevrolet pickup overturned.

The Dodge’s driver, a 55-year-old woman, was taken to University Medical Center, where she died, Metro said. The Clark County coroner’s office will identify her released after family has been notified.

The Chevy’s driver, 30-year-old Alfredo Vazquez-Orozco, who had minor injuries. was also taken to University Medical Center, police said. He showed signs of impairment and was booked at Clark County Detention Center. He faces a charge of DUI involving death.

Court records also show a drug possession charge from Saturday for Vazquez-Orozco.

First and foremost, our condolences go out to the family and friends of the victim in this senseless tragedy. No matter what happens to the DUI suspect, it will never be enough to make up for this horrible loss. Drunk driving kills thousands of individuals every year, and the number of drunk drivers is especially high in the Las Vegas Valley. In Nevada, a victim of a an intoxicated driver can seek not only compensatory damages, but punitive damages to punish the driver. This is of little comfort to the families whose lives are turned upside down by drunk drivers, but if you are injured due to the negligence of a drunk driver it is important to hire attorneys who know how to recover all of the damages available to compensate a drunk driving victim for their injuries. Call Battle Born Injury Lawyers if you or a loved one have been the victim of a DUI crash and schedule a free consultation.