The alleged drunk driver, identified as 33-year-old Las Vegas resident Patrick Lacy Jr., ran a red light in his 2006 Dodge Charger and struck a 2014 Ford Fiesta in the intersection, killing two men, one believed to be in his 30s and the other in his 50s.
An ad on Craigslist may have started a reckless chain of events leading to the death of an innocent woman. A car theft led to a police pursuit and a deadly crash.
The male driver of the Chevrolet pickup, Alfredo Vazquez Orozco, 30, of Las Vegas, had a minor injury and was transported to UMC Trauma and displayed signs of impairment.
Evidence at the scene and witness statements indicated a Honda Accord was traveling west on Carey Avenue when it failed to stop for a posted stop sign at the intersection with Mt Hood Street.
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.”