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DUI suspected in 5-vehicle crash in Las Vegas that badly injured man

Updated July 24, 2019 - 9:51 am

A suspected impaired driver was arrested following a five-vehicle crash Tuesday night in east Las Vegas that critically injured one man.

The driver, identified by the Metropolitan Police Department as Daniel Lovato, 30, is facing a felony charge of DUI resulting in substantial bodily harm and a misdemeanor charge of “failure to decrease speed,” according to jail and court records.

He remained in custody early Wednesday at the Clark County Detention Center and was expected to make his initial court appearance later in the day.

Metro said in a news release that Lovato was eastbound in a Chevrolet pickup on Stewart Avenue about 9:40 p.m. when he approached a red light at Christy Lane. Four vehicles — a 2016 Jeep Wrangler, 2008 Nissan Titan, 2017 Ford Fusion and 2006 Mercedes Benz C-Class — were stopped at the intersection.

Lovato’s pickup slammed into the back of the Mercedes, pushing it into the other vehicles, police said.

The Mercedes driver, identified as 32-year-old Bryan Castillo, was taken to University Medical Center with critical injuries. Lovato and three others suffered minor injuries. Four people were not injured.

Contact Marvin Clemons at mclemons@reviewjournal.com or at 702-383-0217. Review-Journal staff writer Rio Lacanlale contributed to this report.

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