Man from Tehachapi killed in DUI crash in Las Vegas

Posted at 4:00 PM, May 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-19 19:23:10-04

A man from Tehachapi is dead after an alleged DUI crash in Las Vegas in the early hours of Sunday.

It happened around 2:12 a.m. on West Craig Road and North Rainbow Boulevard in Vegas, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Police said video of the collision showed that a Ford Fusion, which was driven by the 55-year-old from Tehachapi, entered the intersection.

That's when a Ford Focus, driven by 29-year-old Jayson Salzman from Henderson, Nev., reportedly ran a red traffic sign and collided with the Fusion at a high rate of speed.

The man from Tehachapi died at UMC Trauma. His identity has not been released at this time. The passenger, Ronald Fix, is currently in critical condition.

The driver of the other car suffered minor injuries and has been booked for suspicion of DUI. Police said the crash is still under investigation.