LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Nevada State Police said a 38-year-old is accused of driving impaired in a crash that killed a woman from Las Vegas Saturday.

On April 13 around 6:58 a.m., police said they responded to a crash in the area of US 95 and mile marker 99 in Clark County.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of a black 2019 Chevrolet Traverse, identified as Hetsel Campos from Las Vegas, drove at a high rate of speed northbound on US 95 in the far left lane. In front of him was 23-year-old Natalie Villegas from the Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas.

Police say Campos struck Villegas from behind, forcing both vehicles to exit the northbound travel lanes to the right and leave the roadway into the desert area. Both vehicles overturned.

Villegas died from her injuries on scene. Campos was booked into the Clark County Detention Center and faces accusations of impaired driving and other related charges.

Police say there have been 20 fatal crashes so far in 2024, resulting in 25 crashes.

“The investigation is being conducted by the Nevada State Police Highway Patrol – Southern Command M.I.R.T,” police said.

FOX5 verified a GoFundMe for Villegas that could be found here.

2024 fatalities data is preliminary and may change/be updated based on final investigation and coroner reports, police say.


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