Couple killed in west Las Vegas DUI crash determined


The Clark County Coroner’s Office determined the couple eliminated in a crash at Hualapai Method and Sahara Opportunity in the west Las Vegas Valley Tuesday night.

Damaso Puente 39, and Christa Puente, 33, of Jean passed away of blunt force trauma in the accident, the coroner stated Wednesday.

The driver who hit their car endured, but was apprehended at the healthcare facility, on suspicion of driving impaired.

Officers were contacted us to the scene at 9:08 p.m. Tuesday. Captain Nick Farese of City’s traffic detail said a 2010 Toyota Prius was stopped at a red light eastbound on Sahara Opportunity approaching Hualapai when it was hit from behind by a 2013 Mercedes.

Farese stated the driver of the Mercedes, recognized as 23-year-old Henry Aparicio, was driving at a high speed, and problems was a factor in the crash. Damaso and Christa Puente, referred to as a couple, passed away on the scene. Aparicio and a passenger, 23-year-old Morgan Hurley, were transported to UMC with minor and moderate injuries.

“They were doing definitely nothing incorrect,” Farese said at the scene. “And now their loved ones need to bury them since of the irresponsibility of another motorist.”

“It was a wild accident,” Calvin Beaulieu, who experienced the crash, said. “I saw about 10 cop cars and trucks increasing this street, I was driving down the street too as they were showing up, literally right when it was happening.”

“It doesn’t make any sense you understand use Uber,” Beaulieu stated. “It’s more convenient than exactly what happened last night it’s really unfortunate. I’ve been struck by 2 drunk motorists myself head on, simply remaining in the wrong location wrong time, it’s scary.”

Farese advised motorists not to drive impaired and to follow the speed limit.

“It’s getting to that point they perhaps need more sober check points,” Beaulieu said. “It’s Vegas, everyone drives intoxicated and it’s getting really bad.”

City did not clarify whether the motorist was under the influence of narcotics or alcohol.

One decision messed up multiple lives! Authorities launch this photo of the man they stated caused a crash near Sahara and Hualapai eliminating a couple stopped at a red light. @FOX5Vegas!.?.!— Chernéy Amhara(@CherneyAmharaTV) May 16, 2018 Copyright 2018 KVVU(KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

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