Driver facing DUI and reckless driving charges

LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas police say the driver responsible for a deadly crash Wednesday afternoon is facing DUI and reckless driving charges.

Police took 31-year-old Daniel Becker into custody. He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on four counts of suspicion of DUI and four counts of reckless driving charges.

Police say Becker struck and killed three pedestrians in a deadly crash that involved 11 other vehicles Wednesday afternoon and kept a major intersection closed for around 12 hours.

The three pedestrians -- ages 19, 49 and 69 -- were pronounced dead at the scene.  Their names have yet to be released by the Clark County Coroner's Office.

Six people were injured. A 26-year-old woman is in critical condition. Two young children suffered minor injuries.

One woman, Juana Contreras, who was injured spoke with 8 News NOW. She was on her way to chuch when she was hit. She said, she felt the impact but had no idea where the truck came from.

The crash happened at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Flamingo Road around 3:15 p.m.

Police took 31-year-old Daniel Becker into custody. He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on suspicion of DUI and reckless driving charges.

According to a police news release, Becker who was driving a Ford Expedition, rear-ended two vehicles, crossed over the center median and struck three pedestrians in a crosswalk, and then hit four other vehicles.

Another five vehicles were struck by debris. 

Contreras says the collision was very violent. She was transported to the hospital and then released to recover at home. She feels lucky to be alive.

 

 

 

 


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