The driver who fled fatal Beltway hit and run turns himself in.
His name is Thomas V. Rossangel and he is from Las Vegas. The 49 year old driver who had originally fled the scene on foot turned himself in on Saturday.
Friday evening, at approximately 7 pm, was when the fatal hit and run on the 215 Beltway near Sahara occurred.
Traffic had slowed on the Beltway due to an event going on at the Red Rock Resort and apparently a Black Chevy Tahoe did not stop in time.
It appears that because the driver of the Tahoe did not stop in time, the Tahoe slammed into the back of a Mini Cooper and caused a chain reaction accident that involved at least five cars.
The driver of the Tahoe, now identified as Rossangel, had fled on foot.
The driver of the Mini Cooper died after being transported to the trauma unit at University Medical Center (UMC) and two other people were transported to the hospital as well.
One of the people taken to the hospital, a woman, was a passenger in the Mini Cooper. 13 Action News reports that she suffered critical injuries. The other person, a man, was treated and released.
According to online records, Thomas V. Rossangel has been charged with a total of 5 counts.
Two of the counts are for a felony hit and run injury or death. In addition to the 2 counts, Rossangel has also been charged with one count each of not paying full attention to driving, failure to report an accident to police and violation of one’s duty to give information and render aid.
The total bond for all of the counts is $43,000.
A $40,000 bond was set for the two felony hit and run charges
It is not known, at this time, why the driver has fled the scene of the accident.