2 brothers killed in crash while headed to buy birthday gift for mother
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) - Two brothers were killed in a brutal crash Saturday night as they were on their way to buy a birthday gift for their mother.
The victims have been identified as Robert Sean Roberts and Jermaine Asher, according to a family member.
“You’re flying down a residential street – it’s 35 miles per hour – and they took my best friends from me,” said the victims’ mother, Sharithea Everett.
Everett is stunned by the loss of her sons, both in their early 20s.
“They were on their way to get me a birthday gift,” said Everett.
Both were young men with a future. Roberts was eager to start his own clothing line, while Asher was the backbone of the family.
“They strived to be different ... highly intelligent, on the path to becoming successful young men,” said Jimmy Wilson, the victims’ uncle.
The leftover wreckage tells the story of a gruesome, high-speed collision, with debris and glass cluttering the road.
The collision occurred at 8:12 p.m. Saturday on South Rainbow Boulevard north of Yorktown Road, near Smoke Ranch.
A 2010 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Willie Worthams, 25, struck the 2010 Hyundai Sonata as the driver made a U-turn from a parked position. It pulled into the path of the southbound Camaro.
"The Chevrolet appeared to have been traveling grossly over the posted speed limit of 35 mph," Las Vegas Metropolitan Police stated in a news release.
Worthams displayed signs of impairment and was arrested for two counts of driving under the influence involving death, and two counts of reckless driving involving death.
It’s a tragedy forcing a mother to bury not one, but two of her sons.