A 56-year-old woman died and another woman was arrested on suspicion of DUI after a crash Wednesday involving four cars in the central Las Vegas Valley, police said.
Officers were called about 10:35 a.m. to Sahara Avenue and Steve Rigazio Court, west of Jones Boulevard. Detectives believe 33-year-old Eileen Gonzalez was driving a 2017 Audi A3 eastbound on Sahara when she struck the center median and entered the intersection into the westbound travel lanes, according to a Wednesday night Metropolitan Police Department news release.
The Audi then struck a 2017 Hyundai Elantra head-on, resulting in a 2018 GMC Terrain hitting the back of the Hyundai and the Audi hitting the back of a stopped 2016 Honda Civic, police said.
The 56-year-old Las Vegas woman driving the Hyundai died at the scene. The 33-year-old woman driving the GMC Terrain suffered minor injuries, while the Honda’s driver and passenger were unhurt.
Gonzalez was taken to University Medical Center with minor injuries.
The crash marked the 77th traffic-related fatality Metro has investigated this year. The identity of the woman who died will be released by the Clark County coroner’s office after her family has been notified.
Gonzalez faces charges of DUI resulting in death, reckless driving resulting in death or significant bodily harm and driving with a license that had been revoked due to a previous DUI, court records show.
In March 2016, Gonzalez was arrested on suspicion of first-time DUI, being under the influence of drugs, battery with a deadly weapon, failure to maintain lanes, and using or possessing drug paraphernalia. She pleaded no contest to that DUI charge, court records show.
Another driver suspected of impairment crosses the center line and hits a car head on killing an innocent driver at Sahara and El Camino. COME ON LAS VEGAS! #helpushelpyou #stopdui #WEcanpreventthis pic.twitter.com/cCB00L6Etv
— LVMPD Traffic Bureau (@LVMPD_Traffic) September 25, 2019