UPDATE: Speed, impairment believed to be factors in deadly crash

LAS VEGAS - UPDATE: The driver of the Chrysler was arrested and is facing several felony charges, according to North Las Vegas Police. 

A man is dead following a crash in North Las Vegas Sunday morning. The collision happened around 6:45 a.m. at the intersection of Centennial Parkway and Losee Road. 

The driver of a Chrysler 300 was speeding, ran a red and crashed into a Volkswagen Tiguan, according to Officer Ann Cavaricci, spokeswoman for the North Las Vegas Police Department. 

Medical responders rushed the three people inside the Volkswagen to University Medical Center. The adult male driver of the Volkswagen, identified as Laszlo Varga, 56, died at the hospital, said Off. Cavaricci. 

While it's still early in the investigation, officers believe both speed and impairment were factors in the collision.

"We want to take the opportunity to remind all our citizens in the valley to not drink and drive, to slow down, to be aware of other drivers when you enter intersections," said Off. Cavaricci

The two other occupants in the Volkswagen suffered minor injuries and are expected to survive.

The driver of the Chrysler did not complain of any injuries, said Off. Cavaricci. Investigators have detained the driver of the Chrysler who is believed be at fault while they continue to investigate the crash. 

Authorities say these types of crashes are preventable.

"There's a lot of options out here as far as getting home if you have had a few drinks and you believe you're impaired," said Off. Cavaricci.

Drivers are advised to avoid the intersection while officers continue to investigate. 


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