Authorities say four people died and eight others were left injured Thursday after a drunk driver lost control of his speeding car and crashed into a bus stop in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Las Vegas Metro police Sgt. Richard Strader said the driver, identified as 24-year-old Las Vegas resident, Gary Lee Hosey Jr., had 3 to 4 people in his vehicle at the time of the crash. The accident occurred shortly before 6:30 am PDT when the car went out of control and left the roadway after going through an intersection.
The Las Vegas Sun reports that Hosey’s vehicle could have been traveling as fast as 100 mph when it went airborne and hit the bus stop.
“We actually had a police officer who was fueling up at the 7-11 at the corner,” Las Vegas police Sgt. Richard Strader told the newspaper. “He saw the vehicle go through the intersection, basically bottomed out and then caught air it was going so fast.”
Following the horrific crash, Hosey was hospitalized in serious condition. Police said Thursday night that he was booked on four counts of DUI-death.
In addition to Hosey, four passengers in his car and three others waiting at the bus stop were also injured. Police said one person suffered minor injuries while the others were hospitalized with injuries ranging from serious to critical.
The dead — women ages 47, 49, and 65, and a 24-year-old man — were all Las Vegas residents, but their names were being withheld pending notification of relatives, authorities said.
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