2 arrested on DUI charges after deadly crash near Sahara, McLeod
UPDATE - Dec. 30
The victim has been identified as Hiedi Perkins, 36. Her cause of death has been ruled as blunt force injuries and the manner of death was an accident.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - Two men were arrested on DUI charges after a crash in the central Las Vegas Valley Wednesday morning.
The crash happened around 1:06 a.m. Dec. 21 near E. Sahara Ave. and McLeod Dr. According to police, a 1994 Ford Mustang was traveling east on Sahara while a 2018 Hyundai was traveling south on McLeod, approaching the intersection. The two cars hit in the intersection, causing debris to hit a third, unoccupied vehicle nearby.
Police said Taurean Henderson, 37, was driving the Ford at the time of the crash. Kenneth Kaminski, 35, was driving the Hyundai. Both face charges of DUI resulting in substantial bodily harm. Jail records show Henderson is also facing charges of driving without a license or insurance and driving an unregistered vehicle.
Henderson and Kaminski both suffered minor injuries and were taken to Sunrise Hospital for treatment.
Henderson told police he wasn’t driving the Ford at the time of the crash and claimed an unknown man was driving with himself and a woman in the backseat. Police said Henderson had an eye injury prior to the crash, but that his other eye was “glossed over.” An arrest report said police found marijuana products in Henderson’s possession.
Kaminski had a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath and had watery and bloodshot eyes, an arrest report said. Kaminski was not interviewed by police at the time of the arrest report since he was being taken to the hospital for his injuries.
The passenger in the Ford, a 36-year-old woman, suffered “substantial” injuries and was taken to Sunrise Hospital, LVMPD said. Clark County Fire Department said the woman had to be extricated from the back of the vehicle and was stuck in the backseat. Police were unable to identify the woman on scene due to her injuries.
Police said the woman had a ruptured diaphragm and had to get surgery. That night, police said she died at the hospital. The Clark County Coroner’s Office will release her identity once next-of-kin is notified.
Both suspects refused to be transferred to court Thursday, according to court records. Neither was granted bail, and their next court date was set for Dec. 28.
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