23-Year-Old Man Killed in Auto Collision near Rainbow Boulevard

LAS VEGAS, NV (February 15, 2022) – A car crash on Windmill Lane claimed the life of Jeffrey Michael Gonzales, Thursday morning.

The crash took place at Windmill Lane and Torrey Pines Drive, between Jones and Rainbow Boulevard around 8:44 a.m.

As per reports, authorities attempted to stop a black 2014 Chrysler Town and Country minivan; for suspicion of narcotics-related activity near Sierra Ridge High School.

The suspect driver of the Chrysler then drove away at a high rate of speed leaving officers unable to chase the vehicle.

Moreover, the Chrysler ran a red traffic light at a high rate of speed. Eventually, it crashed into a red 2013 Nissan Sentra; that was driving through the intersection on a green traffic light and heading north on Windmill.

Due to the impact of the crash, medics pronounced the driver of the Nissan, 23-year-old Gonzales, dead on the scene.

Meanwhile, paramedics transported the driver of the Chrysler to UMC with major injuries. The driver displayed signs of drug impairment.

As a result, he was booked for DUI resulting in death, and reckless driving resulting in death as per LVMPD Traffic Officers.

No further details have been released but an active investigation is ongoing.


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