Two young women killed in a Thursday morning crash in the southeast valley have been identified.
They are Kamesha J’Nyah Gilmore, 17, and Gabriell Rene Thomas, 18, both of Las Vegas, the Clark County coroner’s office said Friday.
The pair died in a wreck about 1:30 a.m. Thursday after the 2014 Nissan Versa they were in was struck by a 2014 Mercedes Benz E350 near the intersection of Boulder Highway and Russell Road. The Mercedes was headed south on Boulder Highway at an “extremely high rate of speed” when the Versa was making a U-turn, police said.
The Mercedes struck the right side of the Versa, which rolled onto its roof, police said.
Police arrested Seong Mo Lee, 22, whom they said was driving the Mercedes. He was booked on one count of felony DUI resulting in death and is being held at the Clark County Detention Center without bail.
Lee was arrested by Nevada Highway Patrol in July on charges of DUI, drinking while driving, unlawful open container in a vehicle, unlawful use of a cell phone while driving and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to an arrest report.
He has a court hearing scheduled for Monday.
Gilmore and Thomas were the 17th and 18th traffic-related deaths in Metro’s jurisdiction this year.
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