LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 22-year-old man is dead and a 21-year-old woman suffered critical injuries in a crash Monday morning at the intersection of Charleston and Lamb boulevards.
The other driver, 20-year-old, Danny Zuluaga Gonzalez, who was also injured and transported to the hospital, was taken into custody for suspicion of being impaired.
The 2:03 a.m. crash closed down the intersection for more than seven hours while police investigated the scene.
According to Metro police, Gonzalez, who was driving a 2020 Toyota Corolla, was headed westbound on Charleston and entered the intersection at Lamb against a red traffic signal at the same time the victim, who was also driving a 2020 Toyota Corolla, was driving southbound on Lamb, and entered the intersection on a yellow traffic signal. Both cars collided.
The injured driver and his female passenger were transported to University Medical Center Trauma Center where the driver was pronounced dead.
This was the 103rd traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction for 2021.