UPDATE SEPT. 2: 27-year-old John Kaleimamhu was pronounced dead at the hospital on Sept. 1 after a crash that occurred on Aug. 31.
Police say a 1998 Chevrolet S10 Blazer was speeding and the driver, Kaleimamhu, was involved in an argument with the driver of a 2014
Toyota Tacoma who he knew.
The driver of the Blazer made an abrupt lane change, causing his vehicle to lose traction and rollover. Kaleimamhu, who was not wearing his seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle. The driver of the Tacoma remained at the scene of the crash, but her vehicle did not have any evidence of contact with the Blazer.
The Tacoma driver showed signs of impairment at the time of officers arrival, and significant evidence was located to believe impairment was a factor for Kaleimamhu as well.
ORIGINAL: A person is facing DUI charges in the rollover crash that occurred in the 9200 Block of West Russell Road Friday morning.
According to Metro Police, the suspect impaired driver crashed into a vehicle and that driver was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
.@LVMPD investigating crash on W. Russell in between S. Jerry Tarkanian Way by 215 & S. Fort Apache Rd. Driver taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Part of Russell Road is closed as well as the 215 off ramp onto S. Jerry Tarkanian Way. #8NN pic.twitter.com/xMWCxW7Ccx— Cristen Drummond (@cristendrummond) August 31, 2018
The driver was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Russell Road will be closed to through traffic between Fort Apache and I-215 for several hours.
.@LVMPD redirecting traffic heading West on Russell Road to Jerry Tarkanian Way and 215 South. Some cars are also making a U-turn. #8NN pic.twitter.com/IpCaOque7G— Cristen Drummond (@cristendrummond) August 31, 2018