LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Las Vegas police are once again warning people of the dangers of drinking and driving. The latest instance saw an innocent person lose their life due to the actions of a drunk driver.
This is not an accident! We do not ACCIDENTALLY get into our car after becoming impaired!! We make choices….and this CHOICE killed an innocent person. @LVMPD @DriveSafeNV @LVMPDSEAC pic.twitter.com/ipQVV8JVrQ — LVMPD Traffic Bureau (@LVMPD_Traffic) June 2, 2019
Officers say at approximately 4:12 a.m., the fatal crash occurred on S. Pecos Drive near Tropicana Avenue. Their preliminary investigation showed that a 2000 Toyota Camry was parked in the private parking lot of 3375 E. Tropicana Avenue with a person in the front passenger seat when it was struck by a 2018 McLaren 570S.
29-year-old Stanley Butler was driving at a high rate of speed, southbound on S. Pecos Road at E. Tropicana Avenue when he failed to maintain the lane and lost control of the McLaren.
The McLaren ran off the road and hit the side of the Toyota. The passenger in the Toyota, described as a 39-year-old male, was determined to be deceased at the scene by medical personnel.
Butler and Levone Blagburn-Brant, the passenger in the McLaren, were transported to Sunrise Hospital via ambulance. Blagburn-Brant was deemed to be in critical condition, while Butler was listed in serious condition.
Officers were able to determine that Butler showed signs of impairment and he was arrested.
This collision marks the 50th traffic-related fatality in the
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s jurisdiction for 2019.