LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – It has been one year since a high-speed chase that started near the north end of the Strip ended in a crash and shootout in Henderson.

The car fleeing from police slammed into the back of a vehicle stopped at a red light. The driver, a World War II vet, died weeks later from his injuries.

FOX5′s Kim Passoth was on the scene on the night of March 1, 2023, and has been following the case ever since.

The chase came to an end at the intersection of Sunset and Stephanie next to the Galleria Mall and Sunset Station. Three female robbery suspects were running from police and two now face felony charges for murder of a person 60 years or older.

“I want to go home,” 101-year-old Herb Muskin told FOX5 days after the crash from his hospital bed, but he never did. The WWII vet, a fighter all his life, lost his battle to survive.

The end of the chase was caught on the dash cam of a FOX5 photojournalist, as well as a female robbery suspect running from police before opening fire on them. Muskin was driving home from Costco with his wife when his car was hit from behind. His neck was broken, leading to his death weeks later.

“He suffered a lot while he was in the hospital,” shared Drew Muskin, Herb’s son. Drew had expected his dad to live several more years.

“Some people say, ‘Well he was 100. You don’t expect him to live another 10 years. You know my father, we all love him, and he left too soon. We went through the holidays without my dad. It wasn’t the same,” Drew revealed.

Herb’s wife, Sherry, was also injured in the crash and without Herb by her side as he’d been for 74 years, her health has declined. She has lost vision in one eye and is now having trouble walking.

“My father never spent a night away from her. Ever,” Drew recounted. FOX5 first introduced you to Herb and Sherry’s long love story in 2022 as Herb celebrated his 101st birthday. The family will come together again next month to celebrate the full life lived in those 101 years.

“One year anniversary in the Jewish faith, we have an unveiling of the tombstone and we say a prayer,” Drew explained.

The family is also praying for justice. A jury trial was originally scheduled to start Monday for the two of the women charged with Herb’s murder, Kassandra Alverez and Lorraine Alvarado. It has been rescheduled for September.

One of the women, Lorraine Alvarado, also faces two attempted murder charges for shooting at police when the chase came to an end. She was shot by police before being taken into custody.


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