Garret Meriwether Dead, Alexander Brewer Arrested in Las Vegas DUI Crash
LAS VEGAS, NV (May 24, 2019) — A man died after an alleged DUI Accident in the west Las Vegas Valley on Wednesday, May 22.
According to Lt. William Matchko, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officers responded at about 12:45 a.m. to the intersection of Preakness Pass and Churchill Downs Road.
Matchko said that it was a two-car crash. Paramedics rushed one driver to a hospital. Officers detained the other driver on suspicion of impairment.
In a statement released later in the morning, LVMPD said that evidence pointed out that a 2018 Lincoln MKX traveled west on Preakness at a high rate of speed.
A 2016 Ford Fusion made a left turn from Churchill onto Preakness, and the Lincoln struck the Ford’s driver side.
The driver of the Ford, identified as 18-year-old Garret Meriwether, was taken to UMC where he died.
Paramedics also transported the driver of the Lincoln, identified as 19-year-old Alexander Brewer to UMC with minor injuries. They later arrested him on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Jail records showed that Brewer was booked into Clark County Detention Center.
Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Garret Meriwether.
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