LAS VEGAS (KLAS)— A single-vehicle crash left one person dead after the driver collided with the wall of a home near Desert Inn and Maryland.
According to police, the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed on Desert Inn Road and lost control of the vehicle before colliding with the wall on Monday.
Officers arrived at 1388 East Desert Inn around 4 p.m. following reports of the crash.
The driver was pronounced dead on the scene, and police say no one else was injured during the crash.
Evidence at the scene indicated that a 2022 Chevrolet Malibu was traveling westbound on Desert Inn and failed to stay in its lane, driving off the roadway. The vehicle then hit the property landscaping, struck a tree, and hit the apartment building.
The residents of the home were away during the time of the incident, and police evacuated the neighbors due to the building inspector deeming the home unsound.
8 News Now spoke with residents of the complex, who live upstairs from where the crash occurred, and said they immediately felt the impact, but luckily no one got hurt in the process.
“For a split second, everything was shaking, and I was like, holy hell, was that a bomb,” said Alj Cumpio who lives upstairs.
He says the damage to his apartment was mild with a crack in the wall, but even so, he and his family were told to evacuate immediately.
Speeding drivers along Desert Inn has been a chronic problem, Jodi Templeton a resident living nearby tells 8 News Now.
“We just heard a really large crash, but again that’s kind of a common thing around here,” Templeton shares. “It’s already a 45-mph speed limit and people go way above that quite often.”
The Red Cross is assisting those families who are now displaced. The driver’s death marks the 62nd traffic-related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction for the year.
The driver’s identity has not been released, the crash remains under investigation.
As of 11 p.m. on Monday, Desert Inn remained closed in both directions near Arapaho circle.