UPDATE DEC. 19: Las Vegas police have released the name and mug shot for one of the people involved in a fiery crash on Boulder Highway. He has been identified as Alberto Velasquez.
Police say they saw a Mercedes-Benz SUV make an illegal traffic turn and attempted to stop it.
The driver took off, driving through landscaping, and eventually hitting and knocking over a light pole.
Police stopped pursuing and stayed at the scene of the crash. The Mercedes continued southbound on Boulder Highway towards Harmon. It was later learned that the SUV was involved in a fiery crash.
Velasquez tried to run away but he was caught. He was initially transported to University Medical Center but was then booked into Clark County Detention Center. Meth was also found in a sock during a search prior to booking.
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Las Vegas police say two suspects in an allegedly stolen vehicle caused a fiery crash on Wednesday night.
It all began when officers attempted to stop the vehicle near Harmon Avenue and Boulder Highway just before 7 p.m., police say.
Instead of stopping, authorities say the vehicle sped off at a high rate of speed and hit two trucks on the Boulder Highway. As it hit the second truck, both vehicles caught fire.
#BREAKING: Reports of a fiery crash near Harmon Avenue and Boulder Highway. No word on any injuries. Check for updates here: https://t.co/4FrJXG7Q4Q— KTNV Action News (@KTNV) December 12, 2019
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Two suspects were taken into custody. Officers say they later learned the suspect vehicle was reported stolen.
Both suspects were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
No other injuries reported.
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