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