LAS VEGAS (CLASS)– A car accident left one person dead after the driver crashed into the wall of a house near the Desert Inn and Maryland.
According to police, the driver was traveling at high speed on the Desert Inn Road and lost control of the vehicle before crashing into a wall on Monday.
Police arrived at 1388 East Desert Inn around 4pm after reports of the crash.
The driver was found dead on the spot, and police say no one was injured in the crash.
Evidence at the scene shows that a 2022 Chevrolet Malibu was traveling west to the Desert Inn and failed to stay in its lane while escaping the roadway. The vehicle then hit the landscaping of the property, hit a tree and hit the apartment building.
Residents of the home were absent at the time of the incident, and police evacuated neighbors as a building inspector found the apartment unhealthy.
8 News Now spoke to residents of the complex, who live upstairs from the site of the crash, and said they immediately felt the impact, but fortunately no one was injured in the process.
“For a split second, everything was shaking and I was like, damn it, was that a bomb,” said Alg Campio, who lives upstairs.
He says the damage to his apartment was minor with a crack in the wall, but he and his family were told to evacuate immediately.
Speeding past the Desert Inn is a chronic problem, Jody Templeton resident, who lives nearby, told 8 News Now.
“We just heard a really big bang, but it’s common here again,” Templeton said. “It’s already a speed limit of 45 miles per hour, and people go well over that quite often.”
The Red Cross is helping families who are now displaced. The driver’s death was the 62nd trafficking-related death in the LVMPD jurisdiction of the year.
The identity of the driver has not been revealed, the accident is being investigated.
As of 11 pm on Monday, the Desert Inn remained closed in both directions near the Arapaho Circle.