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Family: Two brothers killed on their way to get mom a birthday gift

Posted at 10:33 PM, Nov 12, 2016

NOV. 13 UPDATE: A valley family remains full of tears Sunday night after two brothers were ripped away from them in a suspected drunk driving crash last night near Lake Mead and Rainbow. The family tells 13 Action News, the boys were just on their way to get their mother a birthday present.

"You ripped my family apart, for a text message and a drink," cried the boys' mother Sharithea Everett. "You took two of my sons! I'm not burying one, I'm burying both my boys!"
The family identifies the two victims as 22-year-old Jermaine Asher and 23-year-old Robert Shawn Roberts. The Clark County Coroner has confirmed Asher's identity with us. 
The family says the boys hopped in the car just after 8 p.m. to go get their mother a birthday present. They say Roberts pulled out from his parked position on the side of the road when 25-year-old Willie Worthams struck them.
Police initially told us the brothers were doing a u-turn but the family says that was not the case.
Police say the 25-year-old suspect was showing signs of being drunk after the crash.
"Jermaine and Shawn (Robert), they were the good guys," cried their mother. "They wasn't one of you. They were the good guys!"
The brothers' family tells 13 Action News the boys did everything together and were best friends. They even lived together. One of them worked and the other was enrolled in school.
"I am proud of the men that me and my family raised them to be," said Everett.
Worthams was arrested for drunk driving and reckless driving involving death.

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Two people are dead after a multi-vehicle crash around 8:15 p.m. Saturday.

Police say the accident happened near North Rainbow Boulevard and West Smoke Ranch Road.

An investigation revealed that a 2010 Hyundai Sonata was making a u-turn from south to north on Rainbow Boulevard. The Hyundai pulled in front of a Chevrolet Camaro, which struck the left side of the Hyundai.

The occupants of the Hyundai were pronounced dead at the scene. 25-year-old Willie Worthams, the driver of the Chevrolet, was taken to the hospital for his injuries. 

Worthams displayed signs of impairment and was apparently driving grossly over the speed limit. He was arrested on two DUI charges involving death and two reckless driving charges involving death.

The collision remains under investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.