A New Mexico man was arrested and charged in the deaths of two people in a crash on I-11 early Tuesday.
In a release, NHP said 39-year-old Antonio Romualdo-Macedo, from New Mexico, was arrested and booked for two counts of DUI resulting in death, DUI with substantial bodily harm, child endangerment and failing to drive within the marked travel lane.
Henderson resident Jennifer Renee Taylor-Beasinger, 49, was killed in the crash, according to the Clark County Coroner's office. The second victim's identity was not available yet, the coroner's office said.
Nevada Highway Patrol trooper Smaka said the two-vehicle crash was reported at 2:13 a.m. on the I-11 near mile marker nine on Tuesday. A green 1993 Honda Prelude pulled over to the side of the road after experiencing mechanical issues.
Three people were inside the sedan; Taylor-Beasinger sat in the driver's seat, a female and male passenger who was sitting in the rear seat. The driver and the man were killed when a black 2014 BMW 355 traveling in the southbound lanes slammed into the rear of the sedan from behind, Smaka said.
The second woman was transported to St. Rose Sienna hospital where she is stable.
Smaka said Romualdo-Macedo was driving the BMW with his properly restrained son in a car seat. The boy is between three and five years old. They were initially taken to University Medical Center for treatment.
This was NHP Southern Command's 43rd fatal crash resulting in 55 fatalities in 2018.
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