LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –
For many individuals, the intersection of Indios Avenue and Mountain Vista Street is simply part of their day-to-day commute, however for one valley family, it’s a place they will never forget.
On Monday, medical inspectors determined the bicyclist killed in a crash in the east Las Vegas community April 28.
The Clark County Coroner’s Office said 44-year-old Jason Eckert died from numerous blunt force injuries. He was noticable dead on April 29 at Dawn Healthcare facility.
On Monday, motorists passing that intersection saw an effective message sprayed on the wall with a gaping hole that reads: “Drunk Killed Father.”
“(My grandson) stated ‘We were having a lot enjoyable today, and whatever was ideal till this happened,'” Robert Steffan, the victim’s father-in-law said. “Then he goes ‘I desire my daddy.'”
Steffan kept back tears as he kept in mind soothing his eight-year-old grand son, who stood feet away on his bike with a front row seat to the DUI crash that eliminated his father Jason Eckert.
“That was a key part of his life … preparing for when his father came, and they would go out and do something. So they took a 20-mike bike flight that day.”
Eckert’s kid Avaram rode along with his moms and dads on Mountain Vista that night, when a car sped towards them, seemingly out of control.
“Way drunk,” Steffan said. “He began to skid 20 feet before the stop sign.”
An examination into the crash is continuous, cops stated.
“Jason’s body was crushed onto the hood of the car,” Steffan stated. “Then he was hurled through the street.”
Steffan stated Eckert’s helmet split in 2, and believed he died instantly. The chauffeur, Danesmin Solis-Cortez was taken to the hospital with small injuries and was detained.
“We put the graffiti up for him [Avaram]” “I’m all right with that.”
Next-door neighbors were alright with it too, and stated they hoped the writing has a deep impact in the community.
“Individuals have been stopping all afternoon,” stated one neighbor. “They slow down and look at that wall. It’s just awful, it makes you scared to go anywhere.”
Through their mourning, Eckert’s family took solace in knowing Eckert’s final minutes cause conserving other lives through organ contribution.
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