DUI driver Pablo Torres-Esparza blew stop sign and killed two boys in crash
Las Vegas Metro Police report that on June 24, 2017, at approximately 9:57 pm, a fatal traffic collision occurred at the intersection of E. Judson Avenue and N. Marion Drive. Witnesses and evidence at the scene indicated a 2000 Ford Expedition operated by Pablo Torres-Esparza, 36, of Las Vegas, was traveling south on Marion Drive and was approaching a stop sign at the intersection with Judson Avenue.
A 2016 Kia Soul operated by Lucia Couarrubias, 34, of Las Vegas, was traveling east on Judson Avenue and was approaching the intersection with Marion Drive. The Ford failed to stop at the stop sign and impacted the left side of the Kia as it crossed the intersection. Both vehicles rotated and stopped. Two juvenile passengers in the rear seat of the Kia were ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The operator and right front passenger of the Kia were transported to UMC Trauma Hospital with
The operator and Maria Rodriguez, 43, of Las Vegas, the right front passenger of the Kia, were transported to UMC Trauma Hospital with minor injuries.
The Coroner identified one of the teens as 16-year-old Moises Rivera from Las Vegas. The other teen has been unofficially identified by family as 14-year-old Oscar Ayala.
Police say that Pablo Torres Esparza was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and booked into the Clark County Detention Center. This is the 70th and 71st traffic-related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction for 2017.
This collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD Collision Investigation Section.
Oscar’s family ask for help with funeral
Oscar was only 14 years old when his life was taken away from him when a drunk driver hit his mother’s car. He was the only boy in the family and was his sisters and mother’s keeper. He leaves behind 3 sisters and his mother, who always did everything in her power to give them a better life as a single mother. He was loved by all his family and was always the light of the party. His family is devasted with the loss of his life and need help to cover funeral and medical expenses for his mother as she was also very badly injured. The Covarrubias family would greatly appreciate any help and prayers as we endure these difficult moments. Thank you.
Oscar solo tenia 14 anos cuando su vida fue arrebatada por un conductor que manejaba bajo la influencia del alcohol. El era el unico hijo en la familia, y deja atras a 3 hermanas y su mama, la cual siempre hizo lo que pudo para sacarlos adelante como madre soltera. Fue amado por toda su familia y siempre era la luz de la fiesta. Su familia esta devastada en estos momentos y necesitan ayuda para cubrir gastos para el funeral y medicos para su mama tambien, la cual sufrio golpes fuertes. La familia Covarrubias aprecia cualquier contribucion o oracion en este tiempo dificil. Gracias.