Loved ones devastated by crash that killed teen on Jones Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Family and friends of the 16-year-old boy killed in a car crash gathered in the same spot where he died to build a memorial in honor of his life.
The crash happened late Saturday night on Jones Boulevard near Empire Circle.
Police said the 16-year-old boy was driving a Honda Civic with another 16-year-old male passenger when their vehicle made contact with another car, causing the Honda to ricochet, striking a chain link face and crash into a concrete wall.
Both teens were rushed to University Medical Center Trauma, where the driver was pronounced dead.
Police said, instead of staying at the crash scene, the driver of the other vehicle drove off.
With so much damage and destruction left behind, neighbors believe there is no way the other driver didn't know they were in a crash. They can’t believe someone would be so callous to leave the scene in a neighborhood filled with children.
"I mean we have one now on the way too and honestly Vegas isn’t the best place to have your kids and that's kind of proof," said Kayla Cloud.
Her husband George said, if he would've seen the crash, things would have ended differently. "If I would have saw it, I would have probably chased him down, but I’m ex-military that's just how I am,” he said.
At last check, the injured boy was in serious condition.
Police do not have a clear description of the driver or the car that took off, which is why they're asking anyone who may have any information about Saturday’s crash to please call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.