Dorel Avila and Richard Jimenez Died in Rollover Crash on Highway 157 Near Mount Charleston
Las Vegas, NV (August 25, 2020) – On Saturday, 21-year-old Dorel Avila and 23-year-old Richard Jimenez, both from Las Vegas, died in a rollover crash on Highway 157.
The Nevada Highway Patrol said the fatal incident happened at about 5:40 a.m. near Mount Charleston.
A black Nissan Altima was traveling westbound on Highway 157 approaching Echo Road. The vehicle failed to negotiate a curve and continued to head straight.
Just then, the front of the Nissan hit a guardrail and spun down an embankment on Mount Charleston. The vehicle struck a large tree stump and rolled over.
One of the passengers was thrown out of the vehicle.
Emergency crews pronounced both the ejected passenger and the female driver dead at the scene. Authorities withheld the identity of the deceased, awaiting notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, rescuers transported three other people to University Medical Center Trauma Unit. Two people were airlifted, while a ground ambulance took the remaining passenger.
The Nevada Highway Patrol does not suspect impairment to be a factor in this crash. However, troopers noted that the occupants of the vehicle were not wearing seatbelts.
Authorities will release additional information once it becomes available.
Our hearts are with the family and friends of Dorel Avila and Richard Jimenez. We at Sweet Lawyers wish them strength and comfort during this difficult time.
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