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Argument leads to fatal crash

Posted at 1:45 AM, Nov 13, 2015

Police say an argument between between a man and woman escalated and eventually led to the death of another man.

It ended at an apartment complex on Bromley Avenue near Jones Boulevard around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

According to police, a man and his ex-girlfriend were having an argument in a parking lot at 268 N. Jones Blvd. The female called a friend for help and two males arrived.

The man involved in the argument attempted to drive away when the two males began to attack him through an open car door.

The two males clung to the car as the man attempted to flee. One of the them fell off, but another man continued to cling to the vehicle.

The ex-boyfriend lost control of the car and crashed through a block wall bordering the 5800 block of Bromley Avenue. The impact caused the man clinging to the vehicle to fall off.

The vehicle also hit a parked truck in the parking lot.

The driver exited the car and fled on foot. The other male involved in the incident gave chase.

The female attempted to give aid to the man who was injured in the crash. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Once the driver is caught, he could be facing some serious charges. Nevada has some of the toughest hit-and-run laws in the country.

If a driver leaves the scene of a crash where someone is badly hurt or killed, the driver could be sentenced to prison for at least two years.

Police say that if the driver had stayed at the scene on Wednesday, it is possible he would not have faced any charges. 

The Clark County coroner will release the name of the deceased after relatives have been notified. It is believed that the victim is 21 years old.

Several other cars were also damaged during the incident by flying debris.

Police say this is the 95th traffic-related fatality in Las Vegas this year.