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1 dead after car crashes into home near Desert Inn, Maryland Parkway

Residents are reacting after a car crashed through their apartment building.
Published: May. 30, 2022 at 5:18 PM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - Emergency crews responded to a crash that involved a car hitting a house Monday afternoon.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the crash happened around 4 p.m. at 1388 East Desert Inn Road, near Maryland Parkway. Police said a car reportedly left the roadway and came to a stop after hitting a house.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene and no other injuries were reported, police said. The driver was identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as 26-year-old Dennis Romero.

Desert Inn was closed in all directions while the crash was investigated by police.

Police said residents were evacuated so crews to could safely remove the vehicle. Marco Reyes, a resident who lives in an apartment right next to the building, says safety has been a concern for the neighborhood.

“This is a recurring thing, everybody in this complex is scared to walk down the road at night, daytime, because you don’t know if you are going to get hit,” Reyes said.

He said speeders are a constant problem and a similar incident even happened nearby.

“They took out the neighbor’s walls,” he said.

He’s hoping city leaders will do something to make the area safer.

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX5 for updates.