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Driver at fault in Jan. 27 crash dies

Posted at 4:16 AM, Jan 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-08 12:39:37-05

UPDATE: The driver at fault, Victor Sandoval, died of his injuries on Feb. 7 after the crash on Jan. 27.

This was the 13th traffic-related fatality in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's jurisdiction in 2016.

43-year-old Jenio Trani Eugenio of Las Vegas died at the scene of the crash.


A 43-year-old woman is dead and another person injured after a high-speed car crash early Wednesday morning.

The crash occurred around 3 a.m. near Spring Mountain Road and Rainbow Boulevard. Sgt. Richard Strader said suspected drunk driver went through a red light while driving a stolen GMC Yukon and hit another driver in a Nissan Sentra who had a green light.

The driver, identified as 33-year-old Victor Javier Sandoval, was thrown from his car. The driver is at University Medical Center in life-threatening condition, Strader said.

Police said this started with officers checking in on a driver who was possibly passed out drunk in his car near Lake Mead and Rainbow boulevards. When officers went to check on him, Strader said he rammed his Yukon into the patrol cars and took off, going possibly 100 mph.

"Without police officers pushing him this individual made the decision to be a menace to society running red lights and caused this horrendous crash here," Strader said.

Witnesses rushed out to the scene, but there was very little they could do. Many were just in shock that an innocent woman lost her life in such a senseless crime.

"You're driving to work or coming home from work or wherever you're going and not expecting that when you left your house you're never going to return," Debra Turner said.

If the driver survives, he could face a number of charges.

The intersection of Rainbow and Spring Mountain reopened around 11:30 a.m., more than 8 hours after the crash.

Rainbow & Spring Mountain shut down.

Posted by Yasmeen Hassan on Wednesday, January 27, 2016