Published Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010 | 2:20 p.m.
Updated Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010 | 3:53 p.m.
UPDATED STORY: Coroner IDs 2 killed in crash with suspected DUI driver
A 19-year-old woman suspected of driving under the influence rear-ended a car today in Henderson, leaving two 65-year-olds dead.
Anita Mann, of Henderson, was arrested and booked into the Henderson Detention Center in connection with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in death. Mann’s blood-alcohol test results haven't been released.
Henderson Police spokesman Todd Rasmussen said officers responded at 11:43 a.m. to the crash in the area of West Horizon Ridge Parkway and Shaded Canyon Drive.
He said a Hyundai Santa Fe and Hyundai Accent both were traveling eastbound on Horizon Ridge when the Hyundai Accent rear-ended the Hyundai Santa Fe.
Rasmussen said a 65-year-old woman in the Santa Fe was ejected when the car overturned as a result of the impact. The woman and a man of the same age -- both occupants of the Santa Fe -- were pronounced dead at the scene.
The Clark County Coroner’s Office will release the victims’ names pending notification of family members.
Mann, a 2008 Foothill High School graduate, was treated at the scene for minor injuries, police said.
Authorities said that before the fatal collision, officers received a call about 11:35 a.m. that there was a suspected drunken driver in the area of Horizon Ridge Parkway and Stephanie Street. Officers were on the way to the area to search for the driver when the crash occurred.
Resident Letticia Gegen, 50, said she arrived home and saw the overturned vehicle from her house in the Black Mountain Vistas neighborhood.
“It’s heartbreaking,” she said.
This is the first fatal traffic collision this year investigated by Henderson police. The Nevada Highway Patrol investigated a head-on collision that killed two people earlier this month in Henderson on Interstate 215 near the Gibson Road interchange.
Editor's note: The ages of the victims were changed from 66 to 65 based on information released Wednesday by the Clark Clark Coroner's Office. Police on Tuesday had said the victims were 66 years old.