DUI SUSPECT THAT KILLED 2 TEENS SENTENCED TO 12 TO 30 YEARS IN PRISON
Seong Mo Lee, charged with DUI in fatal crash that killed two teenage sisters, made his first appearance in Las Vegas Justice Court last March 9, 2015.
Article Posted: April 19, 2016.
Reported by DAVID FERRARA of LAS VEGAS REVIEW–JOURNAL
Prosecutors said the March 2015 crash that left Kamesha J’Nyah Gilmore, 17, and Gabriell Rene Thomas, 18, dead occurred while Seong Mo Lee was driving drunk for the second time in under a year.
The Las Vegas teens were killed after Lee’s Mercedes Benz E350 slammed into their 2014 Nissan Versa at the intersection of Boulder Highway and Russell Road.
In July 2014, Lee was arrested by Nevada Highway Patrol on charges of DUI, drinking while driving, unlawful open container in a vehicle, unlawful use of a cellphone while driving and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to an arrest report.
In the fatal 2015 crash, prosecutor Brian Rutledge said, Lee was driving south on Boulder Highway around 1:30 a.m. March 5 at more than 115 mph while the car the teens were in was making a U-turn.
Traveling at 117 mph at the time of impact, the Mercedes hit the right side of the Versa, which rolled onto its roof, police said.
Rutledge said Lee’s blood alcohol level was 0.169 percent, more than twice the legal limit.
Lee pleaded guilty in February to two counts of felony DUI resulting in death.
FATAL DUI HIT-AND-RUN SUSPECT DUE FOR PRELIMINARY HEARING
Whitney Greco, 25, has been identified as the suspect in a fatal hit-and-run DUI crash near Sunset and the 215 western Beltway on June 28, 2016. (LVMPD/KSNV)
Article Posted: August 15, 2016.
Reported by MARVIN CLEMONS of www.news3lv.com
The suspect in a late June fatal auto-pedestrian crash is scheduled for a court hearing Monday morning.
Whitney Greco, 25, is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing at 8 a.m. before Judge Suzan Baucum.
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Greco is the suspect in a June 28 crash that killed 29-year-old Idan Cohen of Las Vegas.
The crash occurred just after 11:15 p.m. near Dapple Gray Road and West Sunset Road, just west of the 215 Western Beltway, according to Metro.
Greco has been held in the Clark County Detention Center on $500,000 bail.
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Two Sparks residents were killed in a crash on Mill Street and Rock Boulevard in Reno Saturday night.
Article Posted: August 14, 2016.
Reported by OLIVIA DEGENNARO & JUAN CARLOS FLORES of www.mynews4.com
Officials said the crash happened just after 8 p.m. An investigation revealed one man ran a red light while driving northbound on Rock Boulevard. Officials said the driver hit a vehicle traveling eastbound on Mill Street, which then flipped over and landed on its roof in a nearby field.
A man and woman were inside the flipped car. Reno Police Lt. Zack Thew told News 4-Fox 11 that both people were pronounced dead on scene.
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Officials said the man showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol, and they expect he will be booked into the Washoe County Jail for two counts of DUI causing death when he is released from the hospital.
Police identified the two people killed as 30-year-old Saul Garcia and 29-year-old Janeth Gonzalez-Contreras, both of Sparks.
The suspect driver is still in the hospital, according to Monday’s statement, and he will be identified once he is released.