Debbie Bass Killed in DUI Collision near Rainbow Boulevard

LAS VEGAS, NV (January 14, 2022) – Tuesday morning, Patrick Bass was killed and Tara Russell was arrested after a crash on Sahara Avenue.

Authorities received a report about the crash near Rainbow Boulevard around 1:20 a.m.

Per reports, a driver was heading west on Sahara and ran a red light, colliding with an SUV heading north on Rainbow Boulevard through a green light. Upon impact, the SUV rolled over several times.

The passenger of the SUV, 65-year-old Debbie Bass, died at University Medical Center. The driver of the SUV, 64-year-old Patrick, was rushed to intensive care at UMC with serious injuries and later died.

Meanwhile, 43-year-old Russell obtained non-life-threatening injuries. Investigators say she showed signs of impairment and was taken into custody as a result.

At this time, no further information has been released, as the incident remains under active investigation.

Once available, more details will be provided.


The team at Sweet James offers their sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Debbie and Patrick Bass. May you find comfort and strength during this time.


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