LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Jesse Hill, 18, of Las Vegas was identified as the pedestrian who was killed in a collision Tuesday after a 19-year-old driver crashed into him and a 16-year-old girl who were walking on the sidewalk in the 6600 block of Gliding Eagle near Centennial Parkway, according to media reports.
The teenager’s name was released this week by the Clark County Coroner’s office. Hill and the teenage girl were both transported to University Medical Center where he died and she remains in critical condition, the report said.
The driver, Cristian Ivan Diaz, 19, and his passenger Ricardo Daniel Velasquez, 18, are both facing charges stemming from the New Year’s Day crash, the report said. Police say Diaz may have been speeding when he failed to negotiate a curve in the road while driving his 2002 Acura coupe and struck the pedestrians.
Police booked Diaz on one count of failure to maintain a travel lane and driving without a license. His passenger, Velasquez was arrested for possession of marijuana and destruction of evidence for discarding a bag of pot at the time of the crash. Neither Diaz, nor Velasquez were hurt in the Las Vegas pedestrian crash.
Alcohol and drugs were also allegedly a factor in the Las Vegas pedestrian accident.
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