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Driver in fatal NLV crash is arrested on DUI charge

Updated Friday, June 21, 2013 | 10:03 a.m.

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Nathan Brudjar

The driver involved in a crash that killed one woman on Wednesday in North Las Vegas was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless driving.

North Las Vegas Police arrested Nathan Brudjar, 27, on one count each of felony DUI, felony reckless driving, failure to maintain a travel lane and failure to wear a seat belt.

North Las Vegas Police responded to the collision about 8:30 p.m. at Camino Al Norte, near Ann Road.

Preliminary investigation indicates that Brudjar, who was driving a Cadillac sedan, was speeding north on Camino Al Norte, at the same time a Toyota sedan attempted to make a U-turn, police spokeswoman Chrissie Coon said. Brudjar failed to maintain his lane and crashed into the Toyota, sending it into a light pole.

Pamela Jo Zanandrea, 52, who was driving the Toyota, was pronounced dead on the scene, officials said. A male passenger was transported to University Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries. Brudjar was also transported to UMC with nonlife-threatening injuries.

A passenger of the Cadillac escaped on foot and remains missing, Coon said.

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  1. 100% preventable. Such a waste. I wish people would start taking drinking and driving seriously. The slap on the wrist sentences don't help.