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Two people killed in Desert Inn Road crash identified

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Two people killed in Desert Inn Road crash identified

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Oct 10, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Clark County Coroner has identified the two people killed early Wednesday morning on West Desert Inn Road.

21-year-old Jeanina Esser and 31-year-old Erick Soto-Soto died when the truck they were in, collided with another vehicle, hit a wall and a tree and flipped.

According to Las Vegas police, a Dodge Dakota crew cab was traveling westbound on Desert Inn Road in the center lane next to a Mercedes Benz.

The Mercedes failed to maintain the travel lane and hit the truck.

The Mercedes then hit the median.

The driver of the Mercedes, 24-year-old Hans Bludau, fled on foot but was located by police at an area hotel.

He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on felony hit and run and felony DUI.

Police said this isn't Bludau's first run in with the law. Court records show he was charged with DUI back in June and plead no contest.

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.