DUI Leaves 1 Injured, 1 Dead

By Collette Bender

Two pedestrians jaywalking across Craig Road were struck by a Nissan Xterra, resulting in the death of one of the pedestrians and leaving the other hospitalized.

Police say that shortly after 11:00 p.m. on April 28, August KunKel, 54, and an unidentified female, aged 58, were crossing Craig Road in an area that was not marked as a crosswalk. The SUV, driven by Regina Thomas, 38, struck both pedestrians as they walked. The victims were taken to University Medical Center, where the female victim was pronounced dead. Mr. KunKel is listed in critical condition. A passenger in the Xterra was not harmed.

Ms. Thomas has been booked into the Clark County Detention Center on charges of misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol.

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