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Drunk driver runs red light, causes fatal crash in central Las Vegas

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Crime tape marks a deadly crash in central Las Vegas where two people lost their lives on Sept. 23, 2017. (Roger Bryner/FOX5) Crime tape marks a deadly crash in central Las Vegas where two people lost their lives on Sept. 23, 2017. (Roger Bryner/FOX5)
Police at the scene of a fatal overnight crash on Spring Mountain Road on Sept. 23, 2017. (LVACS) Police at the scene of a fatal overnight crash on Spring Mountain Road on Sept. 23, 2017. (LVACS)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Las Vegas police are investigating a deadly crash in the central part of town early Saturday morning.

Officers responded to reports of a vehicle collision just after 3 a.m. at the intersection of Spring Mountain Road and Polaris Avenue.

A suspected drunk driver of a Dodge Charger failed to stop at a red light at the intersection while traveling westbound on Spring Mountain, according to Metro's preliminary investigation, and collided with a Ford Fiesta attempting to cross traffic.

The two occupants of the Ford were pronounced deceased at the scene. The Clark County Coroner's Office identified one of the victims as 56-year-old Alexander Rousakov and the other was identified as 36-year-old Alexander Ridley.

The driver of the Dodge was booked on suspected impairment.  

A portion of Spring Mountain Road and Polaris Avenue was closed for multiple hours for the fatal investigation.

Authorities did not release any further immediate information.

Stay with FOX5 for updates on this story. 

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