Man killed in crash near Charleston at Valley View identified

The man who was killed in a four-vehicle crash Tuesday night has been identified.

He is Michael J. Gauthier, 62, of Boulder City, the Clark County coroner’s office said Friday.

Gauthier was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo south on Hinson Street approaching the intersection of Charleston Boulevard, just west of Valley View Boulvard, when he struck a stopped 1998 BMW 740 IL, Las Vegas police said.

Police said Gauthier may have had a medical episode just before the crash, which happened just after 7 p.m. Tuesday

The Monte Carlo continued into the intersection, crashing into a Toyota 4Runner traveling west on Charleston. The 4Runner overturned. A 2007 Nissan Sentra, also westbound on Charleston, struck the 4Runner.

Gauthier and the driver of the 4Runner, Gilberto Cazarez-Carrazco, 31, of Las Vegas, were taken to University Medical Center.

Gauthier was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Cazarez-Carrazco had minor injuries, according to police.

Police said they are not counting this collision as a traffic-related death until the medical examiner determines Gauthier’s cause of death. The coroner’s office said Friday the cause and manner of Gauthier’s death were pending.

Contact Kimber Laux at or 702-383-0381. Find her on Twitter: @lauxkimber.

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