NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP and KSNV) — North Las Vegas police believe alcohol, drugs and speed may have played a role in a car jumping a curb and critically injuring two teenagers walking on a sidewalk.
The male struck by the vehicle died from his injuries on Wednesday at University Medical Center. The girl remains in critical condition. Their names have not been released.
Witnesses reported 19-year-old driver Cristian Ivan Diaz was speeding when he lost control of his vehicle along Gliding Eagle Road. Police say that immediately after the crash, 18-year-old passenger Ricardo Daniel Velasquez tried to get rid of a small baggie of marijuana.
Diaz was booked on suspicion of failing to maintain a travel lane and failing to obtain a Nevada driver's license within 30 days.
Velasquez was booked on marijuana possession and destruction of evidence charges.
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