Las Vegas Man Arrested for Reckless Driving and Wrong-Way Crash

According to a witness’s account in an arrest report filed after a fatal accident in Las Vegas on April 28, the defendant was traveling at around 100 miles per hour when they lost control in a curve, hit a median, and then collided with the victim’s car.

A Honda accidentally crossed the center median and into the path of a Hyundai. The Honda was unable to navigate a turn, leading to the collision. The Hyundai was pushed against a barrier along the side of the road when the two cars crashed head-on.

Both drivers were taken to the hospital for treatment of their injuries, but the 78-year-old driver of the Hyundai was subsequently declared dead.

The motorist who is said to have been involved in the fatal Las Vegas collision while speeding and traveling in the wrong direction is now facing accusations of driving under the influence (DUI) and reckless driving.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to the accident on Sunday, April 28, at about 10:40 p.m.

Two black cars were involved in the crash: a Honda driven by 23-year-old Juan De Leon and a Hyundai driven by 78-year-old Adolph Weiss.

Those who called the accident said the two drivers were trapped in their cars. Both drivers were removed when the Las Vegas Fire and Rescue Departments arrived. A medical team transported De Leon to a nearby hospital after he sustained severe injuries to his lower body, according to the report.

At the spot of the crash, a concrete barrier drove Weiss’s car 24 feet away. The accident reportedly destroyed the whole driver’s compartment of the car.

Following the crash, De Leon’s car traveled almost 200 feet. The report said that the vehicle was without its front left tire.

The medical staff noticed that De Leon had wet eyes and an alcohol odor emanating from him. His blood was taken after the police obtained a search warrant, according to the article.

While De Leon was receiving medical treatment, police detained him and booked him into the Clark County Detention Center without his presence.

Death by drunk driving and reckless driving causing death or severe injury are the allegations against him.

He was supposed to appear in court again on May 16.

De Leon’s bond was set at $25,000, according to court documents. If he can post bail, he will be subject to alcohol and drug monitoring, medium-level electronic tracking, and other conditions, including a prohibition on driving, drug use, and troublemaking.