Authorities confirmed that a 15-year-old teen died of injuries he suffered after being run over while riding a skateboard on May 13 in Las Vegas.
The fatal incident took place on Forsythe Drive, near Sloan Lane and Sahara Avenue, at about 9 p.m. Friday. According to the investigation reports, the Las Vegas teenager was holding onto the side of a 2018 Jeep Wrangler that was going west on Forsythe Drive.
For unknown reasons, the teen was thrown off the skateboard and run over by the Jeep. On arrival, emergency crews rushed him to Sunrise Medical Center with critical injuries. Officers were notified that the teen succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday.
The driver of the Jeep, identified as 19-year-old Destiny Jimenez, said that she was drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana prior to the collision. Jimenez was detained on suspicion of DUI resulting in substantial bodily harm and driving without a valid license. No other details are available.
The incident remains under review.
May 20, 2022