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Mother dead, son injured in crash near Arville and Charleston

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Mother dead, son injured in crash near Arville and Charleston

By Jacqui Heinrich. CREATED May 7, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A woman is dead and her son is in critical condition after a four-vehicle crash at Charleston and Arville around 6:35 p.m. Wednesday.

Police are searching for the driver of a second car after he fled the scene.

Police said an Oldsmobile carrying an elderly woman and her son was traveling west on Charleston when the driver turned left onto Arville, colliding with an oncoming GMC Yukon. The Oldsmobile slammed into the wall of Flex Cocktail Lounge, and driver of the GMC then hit two minivans before fleeing the scene on foot.

Police aren't saying whether the driver of the GMC caused the crash, considering the Oldsmobile turned left in front of it the GMC, but they are investigating to see if speed was a factor.

"They [drivers] flee for a bunch of different reasons. License, been drinking, warrants. We won't know until we make contact with him to find out what the reason was," Detective Richard Tusko of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department said. 

Witnesses said the driver hung around for a few minutes before ducking into the bar and running out a door on the other side.

One of the bartenders, Joey Mills-Villegas, told Action News the driver walked right past him as he was heading out to see what happened. When Mills-Villegas came outside, he found a gruesome sight, the driver of the Oldsmobile bleeding on the ground, and the elderly woman unresponsive in the car.

"I'll never forget her. She had one eye open and this little cute old lady was just not there anymore," he said.

Police are searching the area for the driver who fled. He is described as a black man, between 6'1" and 6'3" with a very slim build and dreadlocks in a pony tail. He may be wearing red clothing.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

Jacqui Heinrich

Jacqui Heinrich

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Jacqui Heinrich is currently a general assignment reporter for Action News.