Authorities: Passenger suffers deadly injuries following crash involving 2 impaired chauffeurs

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017|4:09 p.m.

. A person suffered dangerous injuries and a pair of drivers believed to be impaired were arrested after an early Saturday crash in the southeast valley, according to Metro Police.

Officers and medics were dispatched at 1:39 a.m. to East Tropicana Avenue and Sandhill Roadway, police stated.

The hurt passenger, a Las Vegas citizen who was not wearing a seat belt, was rushed to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in vital condition, cops said.

Omar Arellano, 24, and Dennis Chavez, 22, were scheduled without bail at the Clark County Detention Center on suspicion of DUI, according to authorities and prison logs. They have Tuesday court dates.

At the time of the crash, Arellano was heading eastbound in a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 when it struck a 2011 Ford Focus, which remained in the crossway heading north, triggering the car to lose control and strike a pole, authorities stated.

The person transferred to Sunrise Healthcare facility with life-threatening injuries was a passenger in the Focus, inning accordance with cops.

Both chauffeurs, and a traveler in each automobile suffered minor injuries, police said.

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