LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Two people are dead after a crash Saturday morning at the intersection of St. Rose Parkway and Las Vegas Boulevard, and a 44-year-old man is facing a DUI charge in the crash.
According to Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Ashlee Wellman, a trooper responded to the intersection just after 9 a.m. for the report of crash involving two vehicles.
Witnesses told authorities they saw a white GMC pickup truck run a red light at the intersection, hitting a gray Honda Pilot.
The driver of the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger was airlifted to UMC Trauma where they were late pronounced dead.
NHP identified the driver of the GMC pickup as Christopher Lambert. He is charged with two counts of felony DUI resulting in death, one count of failure to obey a red traffic light, one count of driving while using a cell phone, and one count of failure to wear a seatbelt.
Authorities later identified the occupants of the Honda as Jorge Franco, 26, and Edwin Gutierrez, 46, both of North Hollywood, Calif. The Clark County Coroner’s Office said both men died of multiple blunt force injuries in the crash.
Gutierrez was driving the Honda, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
Lambert was taken to UMC also, and is in custody with NHP for driving under the influence.
The intersection was closed as NHP Troopers investigated, but it has since reopened.