Man Dies, Michael Perry Suspect in Hit-and-Run Crash on Howard Drive
Sparks, NV (January 17, 2021)– On Saturday, police arrested Michael Perry of Sparks in a fatal hit-and-run crash on Howard Drive.
Authorities responded to the crash scene at about 12:20 a.m. at the intersection of Camino Real Drive.
Authorities said Perry was speeding southbound, approaching Camino Real when he swerved out of the lane and struck two parked vehicles.
The struck vehicles had people inside them.
Immediately, Perry left his vehicle and ran away without helping the people inside the vehicles.
Later on, the authorities located and arrested him.
Meanwhile, Sparks Police, Sparks Fire, and REMSA located a man inside one of the vehicles and a woman in the other.
REMSA crews provided life-saving measures on the man, but he still died at the scene. Authorities withheld his name until his family is notified.
On the other hand, REMSA took the woman to a local hospital with minor injuries.
Traffic crews closed area roads for about five hours, but are now reopened.
The Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) continues to investigate the fatal crash.
Furthermore, speed and alcohol appeared as factors in the crash.
Please call the Sparks Police Dispatch at (775) 353-2231 or Secret Witness (775) 322-4900 if you have further details about the incident.
We extend our condolences to those grieving friends and family of the deceased. May you find solace and strength in this tough time.
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