The five teenagers involved in Friday night’s rollover crash near Mount Charleston, which left one 16-year-old girl dead, had been drinking in the desert before the collision, according to a police report.
The Clark County coroner’s office on Monday identified the victim as Makenzzi Lea Nix of Las Vegas. She was the front-seat passenger of a Chevrolet Silverado that rolled over after drifting off the road on Sky Pointe Drive, north of Kyle Canyon Road. All five occupants were taken to MountainView Hospital, where Nix died of multiple blunt force injuries.
The driver, 19-year-old Nina Gateley, is accused of DUI resulting in death. Police found several bottles of alcohol at the site of the crash, according to her arrest report.
Police said that Makenzzi, Gateley and two teens riding in the bed of the pickup truck were thrown from the vehicle when it rolled.
Gateley suffered major injuries in the crash, while two other 16-year-old girls and a 17-year-old boy were seriously injured. Their conditions Monday weren’t known.
Gatelely remained hospitalized Monday, police said, but has been booked in absentia into the Clark County Detention Center.