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Man, 79, dies after crash with Metro officer accused of DUI

Updated April 19, 2023 - 4:41 pm

A 79-year-old man died Monday after a crash that authorities said involved a suspected impaired Las Vegas police officer.

David Kingsley, of Las Vegas, was identified Wednesday by the Clark County coroner’s office as the man killed in the collision.

Kingsley was driving a white Toyota Camry early on April 12 when he was struck by a black Jeep Wrangler that rolled over near U.S. Highway 95 and Summerlin Parkway, according to a statement from Nevada State Police, who didn’t identify Kingsley by name.

The Jeep had rear-ended another Camry before rolling over, police said.

The driver of the Jeep, Metropolitan Police Department officer Benjamin Coreas, was initially booked into Las Vegas City Jail on misdemeanor charges.

City of Las Vegas spokesperson Jace Radke said Tuesday that the charges against Coreas had not been updated to reflect the death.

Kingsley’s dog was in the car with him during the crash and was taken by Las Vegas Animal Protection Services. The dog’s seven puppies were also taken later, according to Radke.

Radke said that Kingsley was not a licensed breeder in Las Vegas and that, per city ordinance, offspring of animals that haven’t been spayed or neutered are subject to forfeiture.

“The city of Las Vegas Animal Protection Services team is actively working with the family to make sure that there is an opportunity for them to reclaim the animals at the appropriate time,” Radke said in an email.

Coreas is scheduled to appear in court in June.

Police have said Coreas has worked for the department since 2020 and is assigned to the West Community Policing Division in Metro’s South Central Area Command.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at sschnur@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

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