LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Las Vegas woman was accused of driving under the influence and fleeing the scene of a crash Friday when she hit a motorcycle, killing its driver in the east valley, Las Vegas Metro police said.
Roseanne Jones, 45, was being held in the Clark County Detention Center Monday on charges of DUI above the legal limit resulting in death, reckless driving resulting in death or substantial bodily harm, and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident.
Just before 10 p.m., Jones was driving a 2005 Dodge Caravan north on North Lamb Boulevard, north of East Charleston Boulevard near Moonlite Drive, when she “failed to yield right of way” and turned left into the path of a 2006 Suzuki GS500F motorcycle, according to police.
A collision occurred with the front of the motorcycle striking the right side of the Dodge Caravan. Jones, identified as the driver of the Dodge, fled and was later found by patrol officers, police said.
Jones later failed standardized field sobriety tests, according to police.
The rider of the motorcycle, 54-year-old Ruben Cuevas, was pronounced dead. An earlier report said he was taken to a hospital.
Cuevas’ death marks the 112th traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction this year. The crash is still under investigation.
Jones was due in court Saturday.