LAS VEGAS – One person is dead and another facing charges after a fatal crash at 3:22 a.m. today on Alta Drive, near Joe Willis Street.
According to a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) press release, the car “lost control crossing the landscaped center median.” The Ford Mustang then ran into a tree, killing the 19-year-old passenger. UMC Trauma pronounced the passenger dead and released the driver. However, Ralph Homer Corpuz, 21, was arrested for DUI after being released from UMC.
This was the 66th traffic-related fatality of 2012, according to LVMPD.