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Owner of Hummer involved in crash speaks out

Posted at 9:56 AM, Oct 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-05 12:56:03-04

One person is dead after a Hummer H2 crashed into a motorcycle Saturday night.
As of Saturday evening, the passenger was in the hospital in critical condition. The occupant who died has been identified by family as Victor Gonzalez. He was 21-years-old.
The crash happened at the intersection of East Charleston Boulevard and Sacramento Drive. The driver of the Hummer fled on foot, but police say he is not the owner of the vehicle. Action News met up with the owner Sunday morning, after authorities notified him that someone got a hold of his car and crashed it.
"The thought of someone losing their life, it bothers me," Prince Linzy tells Action News.
Prince and his wife, Lacey, were very emotional Sunday, but they believe the man behind the wheel of their car was someone at LV Auto Repair near Lamb Boulevard and North Las Vegas Boulevard, where they left the vehicle Friday night to get some work done on it.
Prince says he personally handed the key to the owner.
"When you personally hand something to somebody, whether they're involved or not, they're responsible," he says.
There's no evidence that the suspect works at the auto shop.  According to their website, the shop is open on Sundays.  But this Sunday, they were closed.
The couple is so devastated, they no longer care about the Hummer.
Lacey tells Action News, “I don't want it back."
Witnesses describe the suspect as a Hispanic adult male with short hair.  Police have the Hummer in their possession to use in their investigation.