Driver surrenders to police after crash that killed teen
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A driver involved in a crash on Saturday that left a teen dead has surrendered to police.
A spokesperson for the Las Vegas Metro Police Dept. said the driver, who initially fled the scene, surrendered to police on Sunday.
The crash happened at about 10:45 p.m. on Jones Boulevard near Empire Circle. Police said a 16-year-old was driving a 1994 Honda Civic and traveling south on Jones, approaching Empire Circle.
Another vehicle, was also traveling south on Jones, just ahead of the Honda.
The teen entered the center two-way turn lane to pass the unidentified vehicle on the left.
When he tried to re-enter the travel lane, it made contact with the front of the unidentified vehicle. The contact caused the teen to lose control. His vehicle went off the road and hit a chain link fence and concrete wall.
Both occupants in the Honda sustained injuries and were transported to UMC Trauma.
At UMC, the driver of the Honda was pronounced dead. He was later identified as Eddie Ruizof Las Vegas by the Clark County Coroner's Office. The passenger, also a 16-year-old male from Las Vegas, was last listed in serious condition.
Police are still working to determine the circumstances surrounding the crash. The driver of the second vehicle has not been charged. The details of the investigation will be submitted to the District Attorney's office. Any charges filed will come from the DA's office.
This is the 103rd traffic related fatality in Metro's jurisdiction for 2012.