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Monday, July 7, 2008 | 2:42 p.m.
(First posted at 8:18 a.m.) Metro Police arrested 44-year-old Steven Murray once he was treated and released from University Medical Center after the Dodge Ram pickup truck he was driving struck a bus stop, killing one woman and injuring another today.
Murray was charged with driving under the influence and causing death in one case and driving under the influence with substantial bodily harm in the second, police said. Both are felonies.
Police suspect prescription drugs may have played a role in this accident. Police are awaiting results of blood tests on Murray.
The two people waiting for a bus on Boulder Highway north of Flamingo Road were taken to Sunrise Hospital's trauma unit, said Metro Police spokesman Jose Montoya.
One person, a 51-year-old Las Vegas woman, was pronounced dead and the second individual -- Porshe Hughes, a 26-year-old from Henderson -- is in critical condition, Montoya said.
Police closed the northbound lanes of Boulder Highway about 5:36 a.m. after the pickup truck ran up on the sidewalk, crashed into the bus stop and ended on its passenger side.