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New Bedford man dies in Las Vegas after collision involving speeding stolen vehicle



Graphic courtesy of Milam County Sheriff

A local man out of state was killed over the weekend and a driver arrested after a two-vehicle collision.

According to information obtained from the Las Vegas Police Department, on Sunday just before 3:00 p.m., a fatal collision occurred at the intersection of West Laredo Street and South Torrey Pines Drive.

Evidence at the scene and surveillance video indicated that a stolen 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup truck, driven by 26-year-old Alexis Pineda, was traveling eastbound on Laredo at a high rate of speed, approaching the intersection with South Torrey Pines Drive intersection. A 2022 Dodge Challenger was traveling southbound on Torrey Pines Drive approaching the intersection with Laredo Street.

A collision occurred when the Chevrolet failed to stop for a marked stop sign at the intersection. The front of the Chevrolet collided with the passenger door of the Dodge.

Pineda and two passengers exited the vehicle and fled the area on foot. They were all taken into custody a short time later.

The occupants of the Chevrolet were taken to the hospital for medical evaluation.

The driver of the Dodge was also transported to the hospital for medical treatment.

The passenger of the Dodge, 63-year-old Michael Hope of New Bedford, MA, was transported to the University Medical Center Trauma Center, where, despite all life-saving efforts, he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Pineda showed signs of impairment and was arrested for DUI and other related charges. The driver was released from UMC and booked into the Clark County Detention Center.

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  1. Jake Perry

    September 28, 2023 at 10:17 am

    Alexis Pineda scum of the earth.

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