On Monday, August 24th, the Clark County Coroner’s Office identified Dorel Avila, 21, and Richard Jiminez, 23, as the fatal victims of a solo car crash near Mount Charleston, Nevada. The two who were Las Vegas residents died from multiple blunt force trauma, and the coroner ruled their death an accident.
The initial car accident report released by the Nevada Highway Patrol disclosed that the crash occurred at about 5:40 a.m. on Saturday, August 22nd. When troopers arrived at the crash site at State Route 157 (Kyle Canyon Road) and Echo Road, they found Avila and Jimenez dead and three others injured.
The preliminary investigation uncovered that the five individuals traveled in a black Nissan Altima, and they were not wearing seatbelts. The NHP said that they were westbound on SR-157, heading towards Echo.
The investigators said that Avila failed to negotiate a curve on the roadway for unknown reasons and continued straight. The front of the Nissan struck a guardrail, rotated down an embankment, and struck a large tree stump and overturned.
The impact of the collision ejected Jiminez from the vehicle. Medics transported the other three occupants of the Nissan to UMC Trauma for treatment, using a helicopter to convey two. The incident led to the closure of Echo Road.
The NHP said that they did not immediately suspect impairment as a factor in the crash. The investigation is ongoing, and there’s no additional information at this time.
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