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Crash kills 1, injures 2 others at east Las Vegas bus stop

Posted at 8:32 PM, Mar 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 21:51:48-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas police are investigating a fatal crash that killed one person and injured two others near Sahara Avenue and Nellis Boulevard overnight Friday.

Pictures show the gruesome scene where three people waiting for an RTC bus were hit by a suspected drunk driver, according to police.

Police say 20-year-old Victor Castro-Solano was heading east on Sahara just before midnight when he lost control.

The daylight showed what’s left after such a dark night, including tire markings where the vehicle went off the road.

There was also a path through the gravel ending at the bus stop, and what used to be a canopy now gone.

“It’s very sad, because I do use this stop,” says one bus rider. “Where you sit it’s off the road, but now I’m sitting really close.”

The stop at Sahara and Nellis isn't like many others, as it sits behind the sidewalk.

13 Action News learned several years ago RTC starting moving stops back, about five feet beyond the curb, if possible.

Erin Breen of UNLV’s Vulnerable Road Users Project says this creates an even larger barrier between moving traffic and those on foot.

“You can engineer the perfect street, but you can’t engineer it for idiots that are driving impaired,” says Green.

Unfortunately Friday night that barrier didn’t stop tragedy.

Breen says the only solution is for drivers to wake up.

“How many more times are we going to have this conversation before people get it through their heads that it is not okay,” says Breen. “You are not going to get home without getting caught,and fortunately this person got caught, but someone else lost their life.”

This crash marks the 18th traffic-related fatality investigated by Las Vegas Police in 2019.