Two Men Arrested after Fatal Crash

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- North Las Vegas Police said a young man hit while walking on a sidewalk has died and a teenager remains in critical condition. Two men from North Las Vegas were arrested in connection with the crash.

The crash happened about 4 p.m. Tuesday on Gliding Eagle Road, near Clayton Street and Centennial Parkway.

According to police, the driver of the car could not negotiate a curve, left the roadway and hit the 16-year-old girl and 18-year-old man.

Following the crash, the passenger of the car tried to dispose of small bags of marijuana, according to police. No one in the car was hurt.

Police arrested the driver of the car, 19-year-old Cristian Ivan Diaz, on failure to maintain a travel lane and failure to obtain a Nevada driver's license. Diaz will likely face additional charges when the investigation ends, police said.

Police also arrested the 18-year-old passenger in the car, Ricardo Daniel Velasquez, who is being charged with possession of marijuana and destruction of evidence.

Investigators believe speed, drugs and alcohol might have been factors in the crash.

 


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