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NHP seeks vehicle that fled in hit-and-run

Posted at 8:13 PM, Mar 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-24 09:00:23-04

Nevada Highway Patrol is seeking a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run last Friday.

Two minors are in critical condition following the crash around 2 p.m. on southbound Interstate 15 near the D Street off ramp. The driver of a stolen green 2000 Honda Civic lost control and struck two semi-trucks and a Volkswagen Jetta. The Honda then hit a concrete barrier wall.

The Honda which was stolen for several days was occupied by four male minors and one 20-year-old man, who was the driver. Two minors are currently listed in critical condition at University Medical Center while the other two received non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Honda remained on scene and was uninjured.

However, the preliminary investigation reveals that the Volkswagen Jetta does not appear to be at fault but fled by exiting the D Street off ramp. The Volkswagen is still outstanding and the driver has not been identified.

Camera footage of the crash reveals that the vehicle in question is 2005-2011 silver Volkswagen Jetta. Damage is mostly confined to the right rear quadrant of the Volkswagen. The tail light assembly is broken and the bumper was hanging off.  Furthermore, the license plate appears to be a Nevada Las Vegas commemorative plate.

The driver of the Honda, later identified as Edwin Cisneros from North Las Vegas, was arrested and booked into the Clark County Detention Center for the following charges: two counts of reckless driving resulting in substantial bodily harm, one count of possession of a stolen vehicle and one count of driving without a valid driver license.

Anyone with information of the Volkswagen Jetta can contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.