Passenger killed in suspected DUI crash on Tropicana identified by coroner

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The man killed in a suspected DUI crash early Saturday morning has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as 22-year-old Justin Anderson.

According to Metro police, Anderson was a passenger in a Ford pickup truck that crashed just before 4 a.m. on Tropicana Avenue near Paradise Road. The 24-year-old driver, identified as Leobardo Hernandez, was hospitalized with “substantial injuries” but is expected to survive.

Police said the pickup truck was traveling east on Tropicana Avenue, approaching the intersection with Paradise Road, when the driver failed to maintain the lane, left the roadway and crashed into a traffic signal pole.

Despite life-saving efforts, police said Anderson succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The driver, according to the department, displayed signs of impairment and was booked for applicable charges.

The passenger’s death marks the 45th traffic-related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction for 2021.

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