Update: 2 killed in crash on Cheyenne, Lamb identified, driver could face charges

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The two people killed in a crash on the east side of the Las Vegas valley over the weekend have been identified by the Clark County Coroner as 30-year-old Danisha Marie Smith and 47-year-old Romualdo Sales Barrentos Jr.

Both were from Las Vegas and died as a result of blunt force injuries due to the crash early Friday morning at Cheyenne Avenue and Lamb Boulevard.

The deadly crash, which involved two vehicles, happened just before 6 a.m. and closed the north and southbound lanes of Lamb.

The two victims were in a Nissan Versa traveling south on Lamb when they were struck by a Nissan Rogue traveling north which failed to maintain its travel lane. Police said the 23-year-old driver of the Rogue, Avery Nellems, did show signs of impairment but the state has requested additional time to file charges.

Until charges are filed, Nellems was released from custody and has been ordered by a judge to not drive. He is subject to drug and alcohol monitoring for at least 30 days.

The closure of Lamb, while police investigated, caused traffic delays.

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