LAS VEGAS (KLAS)– Metro police are on the scene of a fatal crash in Spring Valley Saturday afternoon.
Police responded to a single-car crash at 3 p.m. near Arby Ave & Babiana St.
Police say Jonathan Wilson, 25, was driving a 2021 Tesla Model Y westbound on Arby Avenue at an excessive rate of speed. When it got near the intersection, the underside of the Tesla contacted the roadway surface due to excessive speed and an elevation change. The Tesla then went airborne and started a slight rotation. When the vehicle landed, it continued to rotate and ended up on the north side of Arby Avenue and striking a walk in three different sections.
During one of the rotations, a rear-seat passenger was out ejected out of the rear of the Tesla. That passenger died on the scene. A second passenger, 24, was taken to UMC in serious condition.
A total of 4 people were in the car.
Police say the driver, was arrested and charged with DUI and reckless driving.
The passenger’s death marks the 123rd traffic-related fatality in the LVMPD’s jurisdiction for 2021.
This collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD Collision Investigation Section.