LAS VEGAS (KLAS)— One person was arrested for a suspected DUI in a fatal crash that killed two people on I-15 Saturday that caused the freeway to be closed near Charleston Boulevard for several hours.
According to Nevada State Police, the crash happened around 5:51 p.m. when a Toyota Camry with five people was traveling northbound on I-15 and struck a barrier while attempting to enter the US 95 HOV flyover ramp. Two passengers, a man and a woman who were not wearing seatbelts, were ejected from the vehicle. They were transported to UMC Trauma, where they were pronounced deceased.
Two other passengers were injured as well. They were transported to UMC Trauma with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.
Troopers said the driver of the vehicle, 26-year-old Marik Macklin, was arrested and is facing two counts of DUI resulting in death, and one count of DUI resulting in substantial bodily harm.
The I-15 was closed at Charleston for six hours.