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Man who drove almost double posted speed limit, killing 22-year-old in crash, pleads guilty to misdemeanor

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 2022-12-02

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man who was driving almost double the speed limit before killing a 22-year-old woman this summer could face a sentence of just months in jail or a fine.

Brandon Iglesias, then 18, accepted a plea deal on Thursday to a reduced misdemeanor charge of vehicular manslaughter. North Las Vegas police initially charged Iglesias with reckless driving and reckless driving resulting in death, which is a felony.

Iglesias was driving 63 mph in a 35-mph zone near the intersection of Deer Springs Way and Gliding Eagle Street on July 4 before a crash that killed Brooklyn Fellure.

He was driving westbound into the intersection and had the right of way, according to an arrest report. However, Iglesias forfeited his right of way when evidence showed his “minimum speed after impact was almost double the posted speed limit,” the report said.

Man accused in deadly July 4 crash was driving almost double posted speed limit: report

Iglesias slammed into another vehicle that was driving northbound across the intersection, causing it to slide away and rotate “more than two and a half times” before crashing into a light pole, the report said.

Fellure, who was the passenger in the vehicle that was hit, died at the hospital. The driver survived.

Nevada’s vehicular manslaughter law defines the crime as “through an act or omission that constitutes simple negligence.”

Iglesias’ plea deal means he will face a sentence of six months, a $1,000 fine or both. Sentencing is up to the judge’s discretion.

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Donna Ramires
12-03

I don't understand that somebody lost their life and he's planning to a misdemeanor if you kill somebody he broke the law he was driving double the speed limit you should do prison time

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Dot Jones
12-03

You know, we just think the evil forces control up the food chain elections, not so. Our judges’ elections are also controlled. Notice how lenient they’ve been the last few years? I don’t think judges should be shown as “Non Pars” on the ballots, because certainly they are not.

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Melissa Boyd
12-02

it's our DA and the bleeding heart judges that allow this, no one is held accountable for their actions

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