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November 21, 2017

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Driver arrested on DUI count after teenage passenger dies in crash

Fatal crash

A 15-year-old boy died Saturday after the vehicle he was riding in lost control and crashed into a light pole on Rainbow Boulevard near Lake Mead Boulevard.

Metro Police received reports of the crash about 8:15 p.m. Arturo Castillo, 23, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Blazer north on Rainbow Boulevard with two passengers, the boy and an 18-year-old man, police said.

Castillo, who police suspect was driving under the influence, lost control of the car and crashed it into a light pole, knocking it over.

The 15-year-old was killed, and the 18-year-old suffered minor injuries.

Castillo, a Las Vegas resident, was arrested and booked into Clark County Detention Center on a felony DUI count.

Police are investigating the crash.

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