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Driver crashes sports car into wall

Updated March 31, 2022 - 8:04 am

A motorist driving a sports car at a high rate of speed crashed into a wall and trees in southern Las Vegas early Thursday.

Las Vegas police Lt. Michael Rodriguez said in a text that the sports car slammed into a wall while traveling on Spencer Street at Cactus Avenue at 4:34 a.m.

“Speed is believed to be a factor,” Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez said the driver fled from the scene on foot prior to the arrival of officers. A passenger was transported to the hospital but was expected to survive.

A dark-colored sports car with heavy front-end damage was observed at the scene. Portions of a wall along Spencer were smashed out and a tree was taken down. Debris was scattered throughout the roadway.

Kaitlyn Ciarlo lives in a home immediately adjacent to the crash scene.

“I was asleep in bed and I heard a big ol’ crash,” Ciarlo said. “It was like 4:40 in the morning.”

She said the speed limit on Spencer is 35 miles per hour but motorists regularly speed through the area.

“I looked out my window and I saw the car behind my neighbor’s house,” Ciarlo said. “Then I looked out my other window and saw the fence destroyed.”

Spencer Street was closed between Cactus and Tristan Flower Avenue at 7 a.m. but the roadway was expected to reopen shortly.

Contact Glenn Puit by email at gpuit@reviewjournal.com. Follow @GlennatRJ on Twitter.

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