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Suspected DUI driver crashes into parked vehicle, killing occupant

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — UPDATE 4:40 PM | A representative with Dream Exotics Car Rental has confirmed that the McLaren vehicle involved was rented from the company.

The representative says that the company is cooperating fully with LVMPD in the investigation.

UPDATE 2:40 PM | The DUI suspect has been identified as Stanley Butler, Jr., 29, of Washington D.C.

Butler was driving a 2018 McLaren 570S and is currently in serious condition.

Levon Blagburn-Brant, 29, of Temple Hill, Maryland was the passenger in the McLaren and is in critical condition.

The vehicle of the deceased victim, identified as a 39-year-old male, is a 2000 Toyota Camry.

Officers gathered from evidence and witness statement that the Camry was parked in a private parking lot at 3375 E. Tropicana Avenue with the now deceased victim in the front passenger seat.

The McLaren, traveling at a high rate of speed lost control and ran off the road into the parking lot, and the rear of the McLaren struck the left side of the Toyota.

The passenger inside the Toyota was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Butler and Blagburn-Brant were transported to Sunrise Hospital.

Butler showed signs of impairment and was arrested. He is expected to appear in court on Monday, June 3,

This is the 50th traffic-related fatality in the LVMPD's jurisdiction this year. The collision remains under investigation.

ORIGINAL | One person is dead after police say a driver crashed into a parked vehicle with someone inside early Sunday morning.

Just after 4 a.m., The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reports that the driver was speeding down Pecos Road near Tropicana Avenue. The driver lost control of their vehicle, hitting another car that was parked on the side of the road.

The person inside the parked vehicle died from the crash. Police suspect that the driver who caused the collision was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

"It's too late for a sorry when this happens," said LVMPD Captain Nick Farese. "We have to stop driving impaired."

Recently, there have been several deadly DUI crashes in the Las Vegas area. On Friday, the grandson of a former Las Vegas Mayor was arrested on suspicion of DUI after a fatal crash in Summerlin.

"We've had a rash of impaired driving fatalities over this last few weeks. We have got to stop this madness," said Farese.

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