Demarr Sims Dies in DUI Collision on Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV (September 23, 2022) On Thursday morning, 50-year-old Prentiss Bates was arrested in a fatal DUI crash on Rancho Drive that killed a 40-year-old man.
LVMPD says that Bates was on a southbound Jeep Grand Cherokee, moving at a high rate of speed, around 2:18 a.m. near West Red Coach Avenue.
Reports say that the jeep struck a raised median and crossed over to the southbound lanes. Consequently, the Jeep struck a parked Chevrolet Avalanche with a 40-year-old man inside.
The collision seriously injured the Chevy driver. Paramedics rushed him to UMC.
Unfortunately, the man, identified as Demarr Sims, succumbed to his injuries and died at the hospital.
Meanwhile, police say that Bates remained at the scene, however, he was showing signs of impairment. Additionally, Bates claimed injuries and medics transported him to UMC as well.
Authorities arrested Prentiss Bates on suspicion of DUI resulting in death. Furthermore, Bates was previously arrested for driving under the influence on at least two prior occasions. In 2013, he killed a Jim Edd Burchette in the separate DUI accident.
Sweet Lawyers express sympathies to the family of Demarr Sims. May the bereaved find peace in this time of sorrow.
When a Loved One Dies in a DUI Collision
We at Sweet Lawyers understand that losing a loved one in a traffic incident similar to the fatal DUI collision on Rancho Drive is devastating.
More so, if it is to deal with the legalities of a wrongful death case. You need the help of legal experts to fight for you and to get the justice your loved one deserves.
The benefit of getting yourself a wrongful death attorney is that they will help you get compensation for the economic and non-economic damages incurred as a result of the death.
However, know that with a wrongful death case, there is a time limit on which the bereaved can take legal action. When statute of limitations expires, the legal claim is no longer valid. Thus, the loved ones can no longer file a lawsuit.
Thus, it is crucial to know and understand these time limitations, as they vary from state to state and case to case.
So, to the bereaved of Demarr Sims, reach out to us at Sweet Lawyers. Our legal experts will guide you on how to go about a possible wrongful death claim.
In fact, when you hire us, our attorneys will exhaust their best to ensure you get the maximum settlement. They will speak to witnesses and analyze evidence.