Speed a factor in fatal crash near Bonanza, Bruce

Published: Mar. 25, 2022 at 9:19 PM PDT|Updated: Mar. 29, 2022 at 12:00 AM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - Update: The victim in this fatal crash was identified as 22-year-old William Alvarado from Las Vegas according to Clark County Coroner’s office.

Alvarado’s family told FOX5 he was on his way to his girlfriend’s house when the crash occurred.

The driver at fault in the crash is Takiyah Branham, according to an arrest report. The woman driving a car with Arizona plates is facing reckless driving resulting in death charges.

Investigators believe Branham could have been traveling up to 82 miles per hour when she crashed into Alvarado. The speed limit on Bonanza is 35 mph.

Alvarado’s BMW spun 167 feet down Bonanza. His family said he was rushed to University Medical Center but did not survive.

“He was funny. He was outgoing. He was never shy,” Alvarado’s sister Carmen said. “It feels like a dream. He left too soon. He was my baby brother”

Investigators are awaiting the toxicology report to determine if impairment was a factor in the crash that involved multiple cars.

“Drive safe and don’t be driving crazy,” Alvarado’s mom said in Spanish holding back tears. “It happened to me. It could be you. It could be your family.”