Driver Charged in Vegas Crash That Killed 8-Year-Old

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According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, it was a speeding driver who caused the crash that took the life of an eight-year-old boy in Las Vegas (

This tragic crash was the first traffic death during the Labor Day period, and the local police say it was completely avoidable. Five other people were also hurt in the accident, which involved three cars and the arrest of the speeding driver, who was behind the wheel of a sports car at the time.

At around 8:30 in the morning, the driver of a Chevrolet Camaro was going south on Eastern Avenue when she went through a red light. The Camaro then hit a Dodge Avenger, which went flying into the third car before stopping on the sidewalk. According to local police, the Camaro was going at an excessive rate of speed at the time of the accident.

About an hour and a half after the crash, the Avenger had its doors removed at the passenger side. The eight-year-old victim, who had been wearing his seat belt in the back seat, and one of his parents were extricated from the vehicle by first responders on the scene. The child died later at the Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.

At 7:00 pm on the day of the accident, the crash site was still a grim scene. The cars had been removed, but there was still debris scattered over the rocky area at the intersection. Car parts, reflective material, a child’s hat and a damaged pair of eyeglasses were among the car debris that remained littered across the site.

According to a release from local law enforcement, the driver and adult passenger in the Avenger were both hospitalized, with the driver suffering moderate injuries and the passenger enduring critical ones. The two people in the third car involved in the crash, a Hyundai Sonata with a 2005 model year, had minor and moderate injuries.

Aylin Alvarez-Perez, 25 years old, has been identified as the driver of the Camaro, and she also suffered minor injuries in the crash. Records from the Clark County jail show that Alvarez-Perez was charged with DUI resulting in serious bodily harm, DUI resulting in death, and two counts of reckless driving that resulted in serious bodily harm or death.

An officer with the local Metro police said that the investigators collected evidence at the scene showing Alvarez-Perez had run at least one red light and possibly another right before the accident. This tragic crash is the 89th recorded traffic fatality being investigated by the Metro police this year, and the police are asking the community to consider the severity of this entirely avoidable crash before they think about speeding.

Both speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs are common factors in deadly accidents nationwide, despite the implementation of tougher laws, higher fines and zero-tolerance policies in many areas. If you have been injured in an accident with a reckless driver, speak to an experienced auto accident lawyer Denver, CO relies on about your case today.



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