The victims or deceased individuals in the hit-and-run incident are the two Nevada State Police troopers. Their names have not been released at the time of the article. : “Hit-and-Run Driver Identified in Death of Nevada State Police Troopers in Las Vegas”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : LAS VEGAS (KOLO/AP) – Authorities have identified the suspected hit-and-run driver responsible for the tragic deaths of two Nevada State Police troopers in Las Vegas. The driver has been identified as Jemarcus Rojee Williams, 46 years old.

The incident occurred when the troopers were assisting a motorist who appeared to be sleeping on the side of Interstate 15 at approximately 3:23 a.m. Suddenly, a white Chevrolet HHR struck them, resulting in the immediate death of one trooper at the scene and the second trooper succumbing to injuries at a hospital.

Following the tragic incident, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department launched a search for the vehicle. Eventually, the white Chevrolet HHR was located at an apartment complex near J Street and Monroe Avenue, leading to the arrest of Jemarcus Rojee Williams.

Williams now faces multiple serious charges, including two counts each of reckless driving causing death, driving under the influence causing death, and leaving the scene of an accident causing death. These charges are all considered felonies under Nevada law.

During a mid-day news conference, Las Vegas police Undersheriff Andrew Walsh confirmed that a suspect had been apprehended just hours after the crash. He also emphasized the importance of the community’s support during this tragic period for the Nevada state police.

While the identities of the slain troopers have not been disclosed, Deputy Police Chief Branden Clarkson described them as devoted husbands and fathers. A video released by the police department showed the solemn procession of both troopers’ bodies being escorted by a convoy of motorcycles with flashing blue-and-red lights to the Clark County coroner’s office.

The bodies, draped in American flags, were respectfully carried inside by uniformed state troopers, as dozens of law enforcement officers and community members saluted in tribute. The coroner’s office is currently investigating the incident and has yet to release the troopers’ identities.

Governor Joe Lombardo expressed profound sadness over the deaths, ordering all U.S. flags in Nevada to be flown at half-staff until the troopers’ funerals. He emphasized the bravery, courage, and sacrifice of these troopers, acknowledging the devastating loss for Nevada law enforcement, the city of Las Vegas, and the entire state.

The tragic incident resulted in the closure of a stretch of the highway and several on-ramps for several hours, causing significant traffic congestion for miles. It further highlights the dangers faced by law enforcement officers while protecting the community.

Unfortunately, this incident is not the first of its kind in the area. In a separate incident earlier this year, Trooper Micah May lost his life during the pursuit of a stolen vehicle on Interstate 15. The suspect, who had carjacked the vehicle, struck Trooper May while he was placing a tire-deflating device across the freeway lanes.

As the investigation into this recent tragedy continues, the community mourns the loss of these valiant troopers while expressing gratitude for their unwavering dedication and sacrifice in ensuring public safety.

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