Nineteen-year-old Brandon Christopher Lopes has been arrested by officers of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada accident reports state.
The Vallejo, California resident is suspected of being involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident that also involved another driver.
The crash occurred around 9:20 p.m. in the area of Maryland Parkway and Twain Avenue in central Las Vegas.
The victim’s name was not released but he was said to be a 63-year-old man.
Lopes is facing charges of DUI resulting in death, failure to stop at the scene of an accident, possession of stolen property worth over $3, 500, and possession of a gun by a prohibited person.
He was also detained because of an out-of-state fugitive warrant.
Police said the victim was crossing the road on Maryland Parkway when Lopes’ 2003 Ford Escape struck him.
Lopes was unable maintain control of his vehicle and he hit a curb.
He was traveling with three female passengers and the authorities are trying to locate them.
Meanwhile, a second vehicle ran over the victim while he was lying on the roadway and dragged him. That driver did not stop.
Lopes was quickly caught by police officers who are still trying to identify and track down the other motorist.
They don’t know the make and model of the vehicle.
Anyone who has information about the crash is asked to call Metro at 702-828-3595 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or crimestoppersofnv.com.
This traffic fatality was the 37th for the year so far in Texas, based on official accident reports.
The victim’s family may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
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