Las Vegas father killed by suspected DUI driver going 80 miles per hour

Gerardo Villicana, 26, was killed on Monday near Tropicana and Ft. Apache after he was hit by a suspected DUI driver. (Photo provided)

A Las Vegas father was killed in a three-car crash earlier this week.

Police say the driver responsible blew a stop sign and was going 80 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone.

The crash was so powerful that the engine and transmission from the victim's car were sent flying through a brick wall.

Ruby Munoz is heartbroken. Her son-in-law, 26-year-old Gerardo Villicana, was killed in a three-car crash near Tompkins Avenue and Tee Pee Lane.

"This is the worst thing that could, that could ever happen to a family," said Munoz. "It's a half a block to their home he was trying to get to."

Villicana was heading home from a doctor's appointment on Tuesday when police say 47-year-old Ronald Leavell was driving high on marijuana, speeding 80 miles per hour in a residential neighborhood, and running a stop sign.

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"Not only did you choose to do that, you chose to speed, to take a stop sign and kill someone so innocent, so full of life," said Munoz.

Villacana was a young father to a one-year-old little girl, with a new baby boy on the way.

His family says he was a true family man who cared deeply about his high school sweetheart Kristina.

"He was saving money to buy a ring and I just became realtor so I was going to help them buy their first home next year ... now we can't do any of that," said Munoz.

Villacana's family is now planning his funeral but has a message for the driver police blame for his death.

"Think about the families you're about to destroy, think about your own family you're about to destroy," said Munoz. "His children are never going to see him or know him because you chose to get in your vehicle."

The family has set up a GoFundMe account to help with funeral expenses.

Leavell remains locked up without bail. He is scheduled to appear in court on Friday morning.

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