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UPDATE: Coroner releases names of 2 people killed in fiery crash

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Posted at 5:50 AM, Dec 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 14:12:33-05

UPDATE DEC. 20: The Clark County coroner has identified the deceased as 26-year-old Joel Alvanez Mejia of Las Vegas and 25-year-old Leyvi Guadalupe Pacheco Soto of Las Vegas. Both people died of multiple blunt force injuries caused by a motor vehicle crash. Their deaths were ruled accidental.

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Las Vegas police are investigating a fatal crash in the east part of town early Friday morning.

Officers reported the collision just after 3 a.m. at the intersection of Lake Mead Boulevard and Pecos Drive, where two people were killed.

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Police said a 2012 Dodge Charger was speeding while traveling northbound on Pecos Road when it drifted and clipped the rear of a pickup truck.

The Charger then lost control, hit a power pole, and caught fire. Both male and female occupants were burned and died at the on scene.

The pickup driver was not injured and stayed to speak to police, according to officers.

Traffic was shut down on Pecos Road in both directions after the crash, as authorities continued their investigation.

The Clark County coroner will release the names of the two killed once family has been notified.