UPDATE: The driver accused of causing the fatal crash has been identified as 27-year old Alejandro Carrion of Las Vegas.
Carrion was placed under arrest for DUI-related charges and transported to the Clark County Detention Center.
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 64-year-old woman was killed in a head-on crash in the northern part of the Las Vegas valley Monday morning. Metro police say the driver who caused the crash is suspected of impairment.
According to Metro Lt. Jonathan Riddle, one driver was heading eastbound and the other driver was heading westbound when the vehicles collided around 7:30 a.m. The driver of one of the vehicles was killed the other driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Once that driver, who is only identified as a male in his 20s, is released from the hospital he will be booked on a DUI charge.
The crash occurred near the Gilcrease Orchard.
This is the fourth deadly crash in Metro’s jurisdiction this Labor Day weekend.
The death also marked the 91st traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction for 2021.