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Remembering victims of DUI crashes in Nevada

Posted at 7:09 PM, Oct 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-10 22:10:25-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Victims of DUI crashes now have a memorial near Kyle Canyon.

Several Nevada agencies gathered for a sign dedication Thursday.

First responders hope the sign will serve as a reminder to drivers to not drink and drive, and for drivers to think of the innocent victims lost in preventable crashes.

Stop DUI Nevada says the sign's location near the base of Kyle Canyon Road and US-95 has an important meaning.

"I can tell you, we can go back 30 years ago. This roadway was one of the most deadly in the state of Nevada because we were averaging 17 DUI fatalities a year," said Sandy Heverly, the executive director for Stop DUI Nevada.

The same stretch of road has seen two DUI fatalities in the last 29 years because of stepped up enforcement.