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News Release

Man Dies in Single-Car Crash; Alcohol, Speed Suspected

August 31, 2013



Henderson, Nev. – A 23-year-old Las Vegas man died early Saturday after the car he was riding in struck a block wall at a high rate of speed.

Arnold Cheung, 24, of Henderson, was driving a BMW 550i eastbound on Pebble Road approaching Carnegie Street Saturday about 2:20 a.m. at a high rate of speed. At the intersection drivers must turn left or right; however, Cheung failed to stop at the stop sign or turn. He continued straight across the intersection and struck the block wall.

Cheung and his passenger were trapped in the crushed vehicle. Cheung was extricated from the car and taken to Sunrise Hospital’s Trauma Unit for treatment. The passenger died at the scene.

A preliminary investigation indicated that speed and alcohol appeared to be factors in the crash. Blood was drawn from Cheung at the hospital for testing. He faces a DUI with death charge if his blood alcohol content is over the legal limit.

The roadway was closed for about four hours while fatal accident investigators conducted their investigation.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office will release the man’s name after his family has been notified.

The man’s death was the fourth traffic-related fatality in Henderson this year.

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