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Both drivers identified in deadly Boulder City crash

Police: car traveling over 100 mph
Posted at 11:08 AM, Mar 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-08 15:04:11-05

UPDATE MARCH 8 11:57 A.M.: The suspect has been identified as 27 year old Joshua Buckingham.

Buckingham was arrested yesterday by Troopers after he was treated and released from Sunrise Hospital. He has been charged with one count of Reckless Driving Resulting in Death.

Authorities say, the victim was unrestrained at the time of the crash.

UPDATE MARCH 8 11:30 A.M.: The man who died after a crash in Boulder City on March 7 has been identified as 58 year old Randy Reiner of Las Vegas by authorities.

UPDATE MARCH 7 12:18 A.M.: All lanes on US-93 are now open in both directions near Veteran's Memorial Parkway.

BOULDER CITY (KTNV) - Police say one person is dead and another hospitalized after a sedan traveling faster than 100 mph hit a truck in Boulder City this morning.

The highway was closed for several hours following the crash, which happened on the US-93 near Veteran's Memorial Parkway around 7:30 a.m.

Officials say a truck was leaving a gas station in the area and attempting to drive across the southbound lanes of US-93 to get to the center turn lane to make a left turn.

The sedan then hit the left front of the truck.

The driver of the truck was pronounced dead on scene, and the driver of the sedan was transported to Sunrise Hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Witnesses tell police, the car was driving recklessly, making frequent lane changes and speeding in excess of 100 mph.

The driver of the sedan faces possible charges of Reckless Driving resulting in Death once he’s released from the hospital.

Authorities say impairment did not appear to be a factor.