REPORT: Driver failed sobriety test, admitted to smoking marijuana prior to fatal crash

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UPDATE SEPT. 14: LVMPD Officer T. Phillips stated in the arrest report that he noticed bloodshot eyes when he spoke to Davion Smith at the scene of the fatal crash. 

Smith admitted to smoking marijuana with a friend prior to the crash. That led Officer Phillips to conduct a field sobriety test, which Smith failed. 

Officer Phillips also requested that Smith take a blood test. The results of that test are still pending. 

ORIGINAL STORY: Metro Police released the mugshot Friday of the man accused of driving under the influence when he struck and killed two people in front of the South Point Hotel Casino Thursday evening.

Officers said Davon Smith was behind the wheel of his 2008 Ford Crown Victoria traveling southbound on S. Las Vegas Blvd., in the middle of three travel lanes just south of Silverado Ranch Blvd. right before the crash.

Metro said the couple in their 60’s who has been identified as George Arthur and Linda Cangro, were crossing S. Las Vegas Blvd. from west to east outside of a marked crosswalk in front of the South Point Hotel when they were hit.  Police said they were struck when they reached the middle travel lane of S. Las Vegas Blvd. 

George immediately died from his injuries.  Linda was taken to University Medical Center where she died from her injuries.

The couple are said to have been visiting Las Vegas from Meridian, Idaho.

After Smith showed signs of impairment, he was arrested for related charges and booked into the Clark County Detention Center. 

The couple’s deaths marked the 94th and 95th traffic-related fatality in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s jurisdiction for the year of 2018. 

The collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD’s Collision Investigation Section.

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