News: 22-year-old killed, driver seriously injured in alleged DUI crash in Paradise

PARADISE, NV – A 22-year-old man was killed, and a driver sustained severe injuries during an alleged DUI collision near the McCarran International Airport early this morning.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the accident happened near the intersection of Paradise Road and Tropicana Avenue just before 4 a.m.

The driver of a 1999 Ford Ranger, 24-year-old Las Vegas resident Leobardo Hernandez, went off the side of the roadway and collided with a traffic signal pole.

A 22-year-old male passenger was taken to the hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Hernandez was hospitalized with injuries that were serious but were not expected to be life-threatening.

He was allegedly showing signs of having been under the influence and was taken into police custody. Hernandez is facing a charge of felony DUI resulting in a death and a charge of failing to maintain a lane, a misdemeanor.

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