The Clark County coroner’s office has identified the man who died when the suspected drunken driver of the car he was a passenger in crashed into a parked semitrailer early Monday in the southwest valley.
The man, 21-year-old Siwoo Choi, was the front-seat passenger in 21-year-old Eunbi Kim’s 2019 Mercedes Benz GLC 300 when she veered off the road just before 4:45 a.m., , the Metropolitan Police Department said. Kim was eastbound on Robindale Road, just east of Duneville Street, when the front passenger side of the sedan slammed into the parked trailer, police said.
Choi, whom Metro said was from State College, Pennsylvania, was taken to University Medical Center, where he died. Kim, a Las Vegas resident, was hospitalized with “substantial” injuries and arrested on suspicion of DUI resulting in death.
The coroner’s office on Tuesday ruled Choi’s death an accident from blunt force trauma. The coroner’s office did not have a residence listed for the 21-year-old.
Kim was released from custody Tuesday after posing bond on a $200,000 bail, court records show. She is scheduled to appear in court again on Aug. 22.
Choi’s death marks the 62nd traffic fatality investigated by Metro this year.