A Las Vegas family is struggling with the loss of a husband and father just before the holidays and Metro Police say the crash that claimed his life was avoidable.
Metro Police say 42-year-old Kelvin Flowers was killed just after 4 a.m. Saturday near Eastern and Washington avenues.
Stacey Frierson, 53, was arrested for suspected DUI after being treated for a head injury.
According to police, two Lincoln Continentals driven by Frierson and Flowers collided at the intersection, then crashed into a brick wall.
The Flowers family has set up a memorial remembering the life of a hardworking man and father who leaves five children behind.
Flowers was on his way to work when he was hit and killed.
“Unfortunately because of the selfish acts of another person a family is going to be celebrating these holidays with one empty chair at the table. All of these collisions are preventable, you just need to make the conscious effort to drive safely and not impaired. Nobody’s vehicle should look like this after a collision,” said Captain Nick Farese, LVMPD Traffic Bureau.
Court records show Frierson has a lengthy criminal history going back years, including drug related charges and other traffic related incidents.