2 pedestrians injured, driver arrested for DUI in crash near Las Vegas Strip

Two pedestrians were seriously injured and a man was arrested for driving under the influence after a three-vehicle crash Sunday night near the Strip, according to Las Vegas police.

The crash happened about 9:20 p.m. at a red light on Harmon Avenue, east of Koval Lane. Two people were crossing Harmon in a crosswalk when a 2007 GMC Yukon, westbound on Harmon, struck the rear ends of a 2007 Chrysler 300 and a 2009 Jeep Wrangler, police said.

The impact forced the Chrysler into the crosswalk, striking the pedestrians, a 64-year-old woman and a 67-year-old man.

The pedestrians, who police said are from Pierre, South Dakota, were taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center with injuries that included broken bones. The 38-year-old driver of the Chrysler also was taken to Sunrise with injuries, police said.

The driver of the GMC, 35-year-old Guadalupe Derek Carbajal, failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI resulting in substantial bodily harm, police said.

Carbajal is being held without bail at the Clark County Detention Center and is expected to appear in court Tuesday morning.

The collision remains under investigation.

Contact Cassandra Taloma at ctaloma@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Find her on Twitter: @CassandraTaloma.

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