Alleged DUI Collision near Meikle Lane Left One Dead, One Arrested

LAS VEGAS, NV (January 19, 2022) – Friday, a possible DUI accident at Nellis Boulevard claimed the life of Jennifer Rubi-Soto Cruz. The accident took place near Meikle Lane around 12:16 a.m. on December 16th, per responding authorities. According to reports, Jesus Martinez-Ruiz was speeding in a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado when he crossed over into the opposite lane, driving along the sidewalk. The Silverado then continued through a fence and into a vacant lot, before striking the metal pole of a billboard and a brick wall. Responding officers arrived and pronounced the passenger, 24-year-old Jennifer Rubi Soto-Cruz, dead at the scene due to the extent of her injuries. Meanwhile, officials said that Martinez-Ruiz only sustained minor injuries. Las Vegas Police eventually arrested him under suspicion of driving while impaired. The surrounding area was temporarily shut down to allow for cleanup and preliminary duties but has since been reopened to the public. At this time, authorities are conducting an active investigation of the fatal crash and will release additional information once available.
The Sweet James team would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to the family of Jennifer Rubi Soto-Cruz. May you find comfort and strength during this time.
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