DUI death from Las Vegas car accident involving drivers on cocaine and meth

A tragic car accident occurred in Las Vegas, killing one driver. Both drivers involved in the fatal car accident were driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, according to police.

The North Las Vegas Police Department in June issued an arrest warrant for Summer Butler in the fatal car accident that occurred on January 14. Butler was later arrested.

Butler, 37, was charged with drunk driving, reckless driving and possession of a controlled substance in connection with the fatal accident in January, court documents say. The judge ordered her to stay away from drugs and alcohol as it was a major cause of the fatal car accident that happened months ago.

Butler was posted $15,000 bail on August 29. As of September 6, Butler was still detained at the Clark County Detention Center, according to records.

On January 14, North Las Vegas police officers responded to a two-car crash near Cheyenne Avenue and Civic Center Drive.

“Police said a car reversed in a center lane, causing the front of another car Butler was driving to collide with it.” KLAS TV reported. “The driver and passenger in the first car were both thrown from the vehicle, police said.”

The accident threw Butler’s vehicle approximately 150 feet before it crashed into thick vegetation.

Police said an emergency paramedic was attending to Butler’s injuries when “a small bag containing a white substance fell from the left side of her bra.” Police later confirmed the white matter was cocaine.

All three people involved in the car accident were taken to a local hospital.

Butler behaved erratically in the hospital [and] had to be sedated by medical staff,” police said.

The other driver died as a result of the accident.

A police spokesman told KLAS-TV that officers did not initially suspect the victim was affected, but toxicology results showed the individual was affected.

Police said the unidentified driver had a blood alcohol level more than three times the legal limit. According to KLAS-TV, the person also had a “significant amount of methamphetamine in their system.”

Almost two weeks after the fatal car accident, blood tests revealed that Butler had cocaine and marijuana in her system. It was also revealed that Butler had an alcohol content of 0.102 – which is above the legal limit.

Based on data from Butler’s vehicle, she was speeding at 73 mph a second before the fatal collision, according to law enforcement. The maximum speed in the accident area is 40 km/h.

Records show Butler previously pleaded guilty to a DUI in Nebraska in 2017.

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Laura Coffey

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