Nevada: Sisters Mesha and Gabby were killed by DUI driver Seong Mo Lee; 2nd time DUI driver appears in court

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Las Vegas Metro Police report that on March 5, 2015, at approximately 1:33 a.m., an automobile double-fatality traffic collision occurred on Boulder Highway at Russell Road. Per evidence at the scene and witness statements, a white 2014 Mercedes Benz was traveling southbound on Boulder Highway in the center travel lane approaching the intersection of Russell Road at a high rate of speed.

A silver 2014 Nissan Versa was in the left turn lane of  northbound Boulder Highway at  the intersection of Russell Road. As the Nissan was attempting to make a U-turn, it was struck on the right side by the front of the Mercedes Benz. The contact caused the Nissan to roll over coming to rest on its roof.

The driver and passenger of the Nissan were pronounced dead on scene by responding medical personnel.

The driver of the Mercedes Benz, Seong Mo Lee, 22, of Henderson, Nev., was suspected for driving under the influence and was booked into CCDC for Felony DUI-Death.
This is the 17th and 18th traffic related fatalities in LVMPD’s jurisdiction for 2015. The collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD Accident Investigations Section.

 

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Sisters Mesha and Gabby were killed by DUI Seong Mo Lee, 2nd time DUI driver

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LAS VEGAS — Metro Police released the name of the driver involved in a crash that killed two women at the intersection of Boulder Highway and Russell Road Thursday morning.

Seong Mo Lee, 22, of Henderson, was arrested for DUI.

Although the coroner has not released the identities of the two young women killed, friends tell 8 News NOW they are sisters named Mesha and Gabby who were 17 and 19 years old.

“It’s so crazy how they just left like that; they left together,” said Krystal Carrillo, friend of the victims.

According to Metro, the crash happened shortly before 1:30 a.m. Lee was speeding in his white 2014 Mercedes Benz southbound on Boulder Highway when he crashed into a silver 2014 Nissan Versa making a U-turn, police said.

Officers said the impact caused the Nissan to fly 475 feet before rolling over and landing on its roof.

“Vehicles are meant to crumple from front to back and back to front to absorb that energy.  They’re not meant to take those side impacts like that and when they do, it crushes into the passenger compartment,”said Sgt. Richard Strader, Metro Police. “The intrusion on that vehicle is almost from one side to the other; and that’s why the passengers were stuck in there because they were trapped in that vehicle…..MORE

KXNT Henderson Nev. double fatal 030515

KXNT Henderson Nev. double fatal 030515

Inmate In-Custody Status
ID Name Age Race Sex
Case Charge Status
Related Case Arrest Date Detainer Cash Bail Surety Bail
Housing Sched Department Sched Action Sched Date Sched Time

07010573 LEE, SEONG M 22 Asian Male
15F03426X DUI, ABOVE LEGAL LIMIT, R/D Active
3/5/2015 N $0.00 $0.00
Call (702) 671-5700 13 48 HOUR HEARING 3/6/2015 7:30 AM

07010573 LEE, SEONG M 22 Asian Male
15F03426X DUI, ABOVE LEGAL LIMIT, R/D Active
3/5/2015 N $0.00 $0.00
Call (702) 671-5700 13 48 HOUR HEARING 3/6/2015 7:30 AM
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