Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 | 5:06 a.m.
A man was arrested late Friday in connection with felony reckless driving after his pickup truck went through a red light and struck a car in the northeast valley, killing its two occupants, Metro Police said.
Officers responded at 8:42 p.m. Friday to the crash at the intersection of Lamb and Las Vegas boulevards. Authorities said a 2006 Toyota Corolla was southbound on Las Vegas Boulevard and entered the intersection on a green light.
Witnesses told police that a 1992 Dodge Dakota pickup truck southbound on Lamb was traveling at a high rate of speed and had run several red traffic signals before running another red light at Las Vegas Boulevard. The front of the Dodge struck the right side of the Corolla in the intersection, investigators said.
The driver of the Toyota, identified as a 45-year-old Las Vegas woman, was pronounced dead at the scene, and her passenger, a 17-year-old Las Vegas boy, died later at University Medical Center, police said. Their names weren't being released early Saturday pending notification of family.
The driver of the pickup, identified as Nathan Hardy, 20, of Las Vegas, was taken to UMC for minor injuries and released from treatment. He was arrested and booked into the Clark County Detention Center in connection with two counts of felony reckless driving causing death.
These are the eighth and ninth traffic fatalities this year in Metro Police jurisdiction.
CORRECTION: This story was changed to correct the charges in the case. | (May 24, 2010)