Two killed in crash near Sahara, Hualapai; 23-year-old driver arrested

Henry Aparicio is accused of driving under the influence in a crash that killed two people on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (Photo: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

UPDATE, May 16 | A Mercedes heading east on Sahara Avenue did not slow down for a red light and crashed into a Toyota Prius, killing two people Tuesday night, according to authorities.

In a press release issued Wednesday morning, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police say their investigation indicates a red 2014 Mercedes C250 was going east on Sahara at a high speed.

The car didn't slow down for a red light and crashed into a white 2010 Toyota Prius that was stopped at the signal, according to LVMPD.

The force of the collision sent the Prius into the middle of the intersection, and both people inside were pronounced dead at the scene when medical units arrived.

The driver and a passenger inside the Mercedes were taken to UMC for treatment. The driver's injuries were described as minor, while the passenger's were moderate.

The collision remains under investigation. Impairment is suspected, according to LVMPD, and the driver, identified as 23-year-old Henry Aparicio, was arrested after being released from the hospital.

Jail records indicate he has been booked on suspicion of reckless driving and driving under the influence resulting in death.

The victims were identified as a 39-year-old man and 33-year-old woman from Jean, Nevada. Their names are pending release from the Clark County Coroner's Office.

ORIGINAL | The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a double fatal crash in the west valley.

According to Lt. Gordon with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the crash took place around 9:08 p.m. at S. Hualapai Way and West Sahara Avenue.

Police say two people are dead.

No other details have been given.

Check back for updates.

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