Three injured, 1 critical, in DUI crash at Tropicana & Sandhill


10:45 A.M. UPDATE:

Both drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to police.

Omar Arellano, 24, of Las Vegas was driving a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado while 22-year-old Dennis Chavez of Las Vegas was driving a 2011 Ford Focus. Both were booked into the Clark County Detention Center.

An unrestrained passenger in the Focus, Terry Kuch, suffered life-threatening injuries, police said.


Three people were injured, one of them critically, in a two-vehicle crash in the east valley early Saturday.

The collision occurred about 1:40 a.m. at East Tropicana Avenue and South Sandhill Road, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Three people were transported to Sunrise Hospital and one is reported in critical condition.