LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Las Vegas man was speeding Saturday when he crashed into a pickup truck at a north valley intersection, killing its 70-year-old driver, Metro police said.
Corey Clark, 20, was traveling south on North Decatur Boulevard at 4:17 p.m. at “a high rate of speed” in a 2015 BMW 328I when he struck a 2011 Chevrolet Colorado pickup, police said in a news release.
The pickup was stopped at a marked stop sign at eastbound Jay Avenue, and a “collision occurred when the when the Chevrolet attempted to cross North Decatur, causing the front of the BMW to collide with the left side of the Chevrolet,” the release said.
The driver of the pickup, a man, 70, of Las Vegas, was taken to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. He was identified as Leonard Carells of North Las Vegas. According to the Clark County Coroner’s office, he died from blunt force injuries to his chest.
Clark stayed at the scene and was arrested on a felony charge of reckless driving resulting in death or substantial bodily harm. He was scheduled to appear in court Sunday and is being held at the Clark County Detention Center.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s collision investigation section is investigating the 103rd traffic-related death in the department’s jurisdiction in 2022, the release said.