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Police: Impaired driver kills 1, injures another in northwest Las Vegas crash

DUI crash, May 19

Metro Police

A suspected DUI crash killed one and critically injured another on Craig Road and Rainbow Boulevard on May 19, 2019

Updated Monday, May 20, 2019 | 11:07 a.m.

An alleged impaired motorist sped through a red light in northwest Las Vegas early today and smashed into a car, killing its driver and critically injuring his passenger, according to Metro Police.

Jayson Salzman, a 29-year-old from Henderson, was jailed on two counts each of DUI and reckless driving, Clark County Detention Center logs show.

The crash happened at 2:12 a.m. on Craig Road and Rainbow Boulevard, police said. Salzman, who was heading west, blew through a red light and entered the intersection at “a high rate of speed,” broadsiding the victims’ 2014 Ford Fusion with his 2012 Ford Focus, police said.

The Fusion’s driver, identified Monday by the Clark County Coroner's Office as Scott Fix, 55, of Tehachapi, Calif., died at University Medical Center, police said. His passenger, 54-year-old Ronald Fix of Laguna Niguel, Calif., was hospitalized with critical injuries.

Salzman was treated for minor injuries.

“No excuse! No explanation! No Reason!” Metro’s traffic bureau wrote on Twitter. “Someone could have prevented this.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.