NHP: Motorcyclist killed in crash on US 95 and I-15 SB transition ramp, driver of car arrested for DUI

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A deadly DUI crash Sunday morning closed U.S. 95 south at the I-15 southbound transition ramp. The driver of the Toyota Camry has been identified as 40-year-old Yonas Tesfaslasie.

Tesfaslasie was arrested for:

  • DUI resulting in death (Felony)
  • Reckless driving resulting in death or substantial bodily harm (Felony)
  • Failure to maintain Lane, improper lane change (Misdemeanor)

The Clark County Detention Center Booking photo is below.

It happened around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Nevada Highway Patrol says a Toyota Camry was traveling at a high rate of speed on U.S. 95 south approaching the southbound I-15 ramp when it entered the restricted access painted area and struck the crash cushion.

The Toyota was then redirected into the U.S. 95 southbound lanes. At the same time, a Suzuki motorcycle traveling south on the highway struck the Toyota. The motorcyclist was thrown from the motorcycle, according to NHP, and pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Toyota was taken to the hospital and then into custody.

Investigators do suspect impairment in the crash.

U.S. 95 southbound remains closed at the I-15 southbound transition ramp while NHP conducts their investigation.

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