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Las Vegas woman dies in suspected DUI crash on Interstate 15

Posted at 3:01 PM, Sep 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-11 18:02:35-04

A woman has died after a suspected DUI crash last week on Interstate 15.

According to Nevada Highway Patrol, around 12:20 a.m. Sept. 5, a blue Dodge Charger, a red Ford Mustang and a white Chevy Malibu were traveling northbound on I-15 approaching Sahara Avenue in the same travel lane. The Ford Mustang was behind the Chevy Malibu and the Dodge Charger was behind the Ford Mustang. 

The driver of the Dodge, 25-year-old Antonio Bolivar Vasquez of Texas, was traveling in a reckless manner and at a high rate of speed and struck the rear of the Mustang, which was then pushed into the rear of the Chevy Malibu. After striking the Chevy, the Mustang was then redirected into the right shoulder and struck the concrete barrier wall.

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The driver of the Ford Mustang was transported to UMC Trauma where she succumbed to
injuries sustained in the crash and was pronounced deceased on Sept. 10. She has been identified as 47-year-old Janette Violeta Gonzales-Wittman of Las Vegas.

NHP arrested and booked Bolivar Vasquez the morning of the crash for DUI resulting in substantial bodily harm or death, reckless driving resulting in substantial bodily harm or death and driving without driver’s license. 

The adult male driver as well as two passengers in the Chevy Malibu sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the crash. The three passengers in the Dodge Charger also had non-life-threatening injuries.