Updated June 9, 2023 - 3:47 pm
A motorcyclist critically injured earlier this month in east Las Vegas in a crash with a pickup truck driven by a suspected drunk driver has died, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.
A 20-year-old Las Vegas man, was traveling east on East Tropicana Avenue approaching South Palm Street on his 2023 Kawasaki at 11:35 p.m. June 1 when he collided with a 1996 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, police said.
The Clark County coroner’s office Friday identified the rider as Dylan Engle.
The pickup had been heading west on Tropicana and the driver, Samuel Gonzalez, 31, of Las Vegas, prepared to make a left turn onto South Palm Street but drove into the path of the motorcycle, officers reported.
Emergency crews took Engle to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center for life-threatening injuries, and he was pronounced dead on Wednesday.
Gonzalez showed signs of impairment and was arrested and booked into the Clark County Detention Center on suspicion of DUI, police said.
According to his arrest report Gonzalez told police that he was driving home from a bar when the crash occurred. He said immediately after the crash he tried to help Engle who was draped across his truck’s bed.
He faces felony charges of reckless driving and DUI with substantial bodily harm, plus failure to yield right of way, a misdemeanor, according to court records.
A judge ordered him to stop driving and wear a SCRAM alcohol monitoring device and set a status check hearing on his case for Thursday, court records show.