2 dead after fiery crash on Boulder Highway, Flamingo Road

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Courtesy: LVMPD Traffic Bureau, Twitter

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro is investigating a fiery crash that left two people dead in east Las Vegas. Police say the crash, involving two cars and a suspected impaired driver, happened near Boulder Highway and Flamingo Road early Saturday morning, just after 3 a.m.

The Toyota that was involved in the crash was traveling southbound on South Boulder Highway in the left lane when a white Ford Mustang came from behind it, traveling at a high rate of speed. The Mustang collided into the rear of the Toyota, causing both cars to rotate.

Courtesy: LVMPD Traffic Bureau, Twitter

The Toyota caught fire, resulting in the deaths of both occupants.

The driver of the Mustang, 24-year-old Aaron Kruse, was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police do suspect that Kruse was impaired.

Metro tells 8 News Now that fatal detectives are investigating the crash, but believe Kruse is at fault.

The investigation is on-going at this time. Southbound and westbound traffic at the intersection will be shut down for several more hours. Northbound and eastbound traffic is restricted.

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