LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Las Vegas man was speeding and showed signs of impairment in a fiery, fatal two-vehicle crash early Saturday in the west central valley, Metro police said.
Yonas Nerea, 19, “was taken into custody,” after the crash that killed Andrea Robles, 43, at about 3:46 a.m. on West Flamingo Road and South Lindell Road, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said in a news release.
Nerea, who was seriously injured, the release said, was “booked into the Clark County Detention Center for applicable charges,” but the charges were not specified.
A check of online jail records indicated police misspelled his name as Nera in the original news release; he is charged with reckless driving resulting death or substantial bodily harm and DUI above the legal limit resulting in death.
He is being treated for injuries at University Medical Center and is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 5, according to jail records.
In their release, police said evidence, witness statements and video surveillance indicate that Nera, in a 2022 Hyundai Sonata, was driving west on West Flamingo Road, approaching Lindell Road, at a high rate of speed.
A 2013 Dodge Dart was eastbound on West Flamingo Road, and a “collision occurred when the
Dodge turned left into the Hyundai’s path.”
The collision “ignited ignited both vehicles on fire,” police said, and emergency personnel determined that the driver of the Dodge, who was unable to escape from the car, was beyond resuscitation and ceased life-saving efforts.
Police said Robles’ death is the 138th traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction for 2022.