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Community remembers man killed by suspected DUI driver in southwest Las Vegas

Posted at 6:14 AM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 09:29:41-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Community members and loved ones came together Sunday to remember a man who lost his life in a crash in southwest Las Vegas.

Eric Echevarria, 52, was killed in a collision on Fort Apache Road at Furnace Gulch Avenue, near Blue Diamond Road, on Dec. 30.

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The group said Echevarria was a father, a grandfather, a son and a friend to many.

Police say Echevarria was driver his Hyundai when it was struck by a Dodge Challenger that was traveling at a high rate of speed.

The 52-year-old was transported to Sunrise Hospital and pronounced deceased.

Zaon Collins, 19, a star basketball player and UNLV recruit, was behind the wheel of the Challenger and arrested on DUI charges in the crash.

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13 Action News photojournalist Rudy Garcia covered Sunday’s vigil near the Mountain’s Edge community.