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Coroner identifies Las Vegas man, 82, killed in crash

Updated Friday, Aug. 5, 2011 | 3:15 p.m.

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Jose Gomez

An 82-year-old Las Vegas man whose vehicle was struck in a suspected DUI-related crash was identified Friday as Robert Glen Foster by the Clark County Coroner’s office.

The driver who collided with Foster's vehicle, 29-year-old Jose Gomez, was charged with DUI with drugs involving a death, DUI with substantial bodily harm, failure to obey a red light, not having a driver’s license and no proof of insurance.

Foster died after Gomez’s 1995 GMC Suburban, which was eastbound on Charleston Boulevard approaching Jones Boulevard, went through a red traffic signal and collided with the Lincoln he was a passenger in. Foster died at the scene and Geneva Foster, 78, was taken to University Medical Center with critical head injuries, authorities said.

According to an arrest report released Friday, Gomez didn't cooperate with police at the scene and was taken to UMC, where he admitted he was taking Xanax and hydrocodone that wasn't prescribed to him. He suffered minor injuries in the crash and later failed several field sobriety tests, police said.

"The subject (Gomez) told me that the other driver should have swerved out of the way, since he was running the red light, and he had no liability," police wrote in the report.

Gomez was booked without bail into the Clark County Detention Center, where he told officers that he was a known member of the “Serentos” gang, his father was a member of the Mexican mafia and that he would kill officers if he hadn't been in handcuffs, police wrote in the report.

Gomez will have a court appearance next week.

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