LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Two people are dead after a crash on Jones Boulevard Tuesday morning. Wednesday morning the Clark County Coroner identified the victims as Priscila Velasquez, 34, of Las Vegas and Jason Quhhaar, 34, of Las Vegas.
According to Metro police, the crash happened at Saddle Avenue and was reported at 5:16 a.m. The driver died at the scene and the passenger died at the hospital, police said.
Alexandria Hatfield witnessed the crash after she walked out of a convenience store. She said two cars were traveling north on Jones.
“The darker colored car, it flew through the intersection. Smoking, it was already going out of control. There was a white car following behind it, it wasn’t going as fast as the black car but it was pretty fast right behind it, and then all of a sudden you hear a big crash.”
She said the dark-colored car crashed into the Saint Simeon Serbian Orthodox Church and was so damaged it looked like it had exploded. Hatfield said the white car didn’t stop after the crash.