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Deadly hit-and-run caught on camera

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Edward Barber Edward Barber
LAS VEGAS -- A 12-hour manhunt is over for a man involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed an elderly woman Wednesday night. 

According to police, 49-year-old Edward Barber surrendered to Metro's Enterprise Area Command at around 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

He is facing charges of felony hit and run, driving without valid license and no proof of insurance.

According to Metro Police, at around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, a GMC Yukon, driven by Barber, was traveling eastbound on Charleston Boulevard when it hit an Oldsmobile making a left-hand turn onto Arville Street from westbound Charleston.

The impact sent the Oldsmobile into the wall of the Flex Cocktail Lounge and sent the Yukon into another car sitting at the intersection. That third car then hit a fourth car.

Witnesses say Barber got out of the car and yelled at the driver of the Oldsmobile. He then walked into the bar that the Oldsmobile had hit and walked out the backdoor. Barber did not stay at the scene and did not report the crash to police, officers said.

Cameras posted on the outside of the Flex Cocktail Lounge caught a glimpse of the intersection at Arville Street and Charleston Boulevard.

Bartender Joey Mills-Villegas was the first to jump in and help. Villegas was inside the Flex Bar attending to his customers, when he heard yelling coming from outside.

"I couldn't get to her because the car was so mangled, she was seat belted in,” Villegas said. “Yea, he yelled at the man 'didn't you see the light' and the guy said, 'yes, I did, it was my turn.'" 

The passenger of the Oldsmobile, identified by the Clark County Coroner's Office as 74-year-old Dare Stenberg Farr, was rushed to University Medical Center, where she died from her injuries. Her son, identified by police as George Applegate, 54 of Las Vegas, was driving the car, and he was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.

"I called 911 again after I checked the lady's pulse and she had one eye open, completely unresponsive, and blood was coming out of her ears and her nose, and I felt her neck and her wrist and I didn't feel anything,” Villegas said.

Villegas said he could see the woman dying because the car was so badly damaged, he couldn't do much.

"Just the look on her face, it was just this sweet old woman, and I grabbed her wrist,” Villegas added. “It felt like my nana's wrist. It was pretty awful, and she had that look on her face."

Villegas and the other bystanders consoled each other and something he'll remember forever.

No other person involved in the crash was seriously hurt.

Police said witnesses saw the light was a yellow flashing arrow at the intersection at the time of the crash. If that is the case, it is possible Barber wasn't at fault.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Metro's Accident Investigation section at (702) 828-3128, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.






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