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1 dead, another arrested in early morning crash

Posted at 3:04 AM, Feb 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-16 23:18:31-05

A fatal crash between two vehicles shut down the intersection of Decatur Boulevard and Russell Road for more than four hours Tuesday morning.

The crash happened around 1:20 a.m. Police said 22-year-old Kristoffer Leigh drove a Cadillac Deville through a red light at Russell Road, hitting a Toyota Corolla.

Police arrested Leigh after he failed a sobriety test. A passenger in that car told Action News that they had just left a club. Both of them had minor injuries.

The driver of Toyota was killed in the crash. Police said he was a 61-year-old man. His identity will be released by the Clark County coroner.

This was the 15th traffic-related death in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in 2016.

Part of my conversation with a passenger involved in the wreck at Decatur and Russell. You'll hear more in my live reports this morning.

Posted by Parker Collins on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Police just gave a briefing on the crash. They say one of the drivers was drunk and has been arrested. The other driver died.

Posted by Parker Collins on Tuesday, February 16, 2016