Police have released the booking photo of the man accused of causing a crash that killed two people and injured two others on the edge of Summerlin.
23-year-old Henry Aparicio is booked into the Clark County Detention Center facing multiple DUI and reckless driving charges.
The crash occurred around 9:08 p.m. on Tuesday. The victims were stopped for a red light at Sahara and Hualapai when Aparicio slammed into the rear end of the car at a high rate of speed, according to Metro Capt. Nick Farese.
Investigators said both victims died at the scene. They did not release names but they are a 39-year-old man and 33-year-old woman and were a couple.
Police said speed and alcohol were a factor in the crash. Capt. Farese did not mince words, calling this a “heinous” crash.
“These are just two innocent victims that were doing absolutely nothing wrong,” said Farese. “Now their loved ones have to bury them because of the irresponsibility of another driver.”
The driver and passenger in the second vehicle were taken to UMC. Farese described their injuries as serious, but not life-threatening.
“Do the speed limit and don’t drink and drive,” said Farese. “There’s really no reason to get behind the wheel when you’ve been drinking alcohol and are intoxicated.”
The intersection of Sahara and Hualapai was closed for approximately eight hours during the investigation.