Las Vegas Officials Identify Young Adult Who Died in High-Speed Crash

February 14, 2022 | Ed Bernstein
Las Vegas Officials Identify Young Adult Who Died in High-Speed Crash According to Las Vegas authorities, a 23-year-old man, identified as Jeffrey Michael Gonzales, was killed in a high-speed collision on Thursday when an impaired driver struck his vehicle. Police confirmed the impaired driver was a minor. Gonzales was driving north in a 2013 Nissan Sentra on South Windmill Lane at 8:44 a.m. when the juvenile driver in a 2014 Chrysler Town and Country minivan went through a red light at Windmill and Torrey Pines Drive, according to the initial findings. Gonzales died shortly after the collision. The chain of events that led to the collision began earlier that day at Sierra Vista High School. Reportedly, Clark County School District officers attempted to stop the juvenile driver's van for "suspected narcotics-related behavior." However, the van drove away, and police did not pursue it. The juvenile was driving at an "extreme speed" near Canarelli Middle School, leading to the collision. The youth was in critical condition and taken to University Medical Center. According to reports, the juvenile showed indications of drug intoxication. He faces charges of DUI resulting in death and reckless driving resulting in death according to police. Due to the individual’s age, their name has not been revealed. Further information has not been made available and the investigation is still ongoing.   “Car accidents are on the rise in the Las Vegas area. At Edward M Bernstein and Associates, we take these accidents seriously. If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident, we can help you. Call 702-996-3917. Note: These posts are created using publicly available (secondary) sources. The information has not been independently verified. If you see any information that should be corrected, please bring it to our attention, and we will make adjustments. The photos included in these posts do not represent the actual accident scene.”


Ed Bernstein

Edward M. Bernstein, Esq. is the owner and founding partner of Edward M. Bernstein & Associates, and one of the most recognizable figures in Nevada. Ed is one of state’s premier personal injury attorneys and has hosted The Ed Bernstein Show for over 31 years. He has served the Las Vegas community for decades with dozens of community appointments and terms of service. In the year 2000, he was Nevada’s Democratic nominee for the United States Senate.

Ed received his B.A. from Long Island University in 1971 and his J.D. from Widener University in 1975. Since then, Ed’s professional accolades include numerous publications, honors and awards, court appointments, and has been named one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.