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2 Dead in West Las Vegas DUI Crash

An utterly senseless and terrifying car crash Tuesday night has left two people dead and one person in custody under suspicion of DUI.

The crash happened just after 9 p.m., when a 2014 Mercedes C250 speeding east on West Sahara Avenue crashed into the back of a 2010 Toyota Prius, which was stopped at a red light on South Hualapai Way. The man and woman in the Toyota died at the scene, while the two occupants of the Mercedes were taken to University Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening.

The driver of the Mercedes driver was arrested after he was released from the hospital. High speed and impairment were suspected in the incident.

This is a terrible incident, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of these victims. Unfortunately, there are a number of individuals on our roadways who operate their motor vehicles while impaired, despite all of the negative repercussions for doing so, and it is an absolute tragedy that two innocent people are now dead for doing nothing more than sitting at a red light, obeying traffic laws. But incidents like this serve as an unfortunate reminder of the need to protect yourself and your loved ones with Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist coverage, which protects you, your passengers, and anyone living in your household if they are hurt or killed due to the negligence of others.