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Suspect in car crash dies in Las Vegas police custody

July 12, 2021 GMT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say a man who crashed his car into a gas station died while in their custody.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the incident occurred Sunday morning at a Sinclair gas station.

Police Lt. Brian Boxler says authorities were called about a crash into the gas station’s convenience store.

The driver, who has not been identified, was arrested without incident and taken to the Las Vegas Detention Center.

Boxler says the suspect “became unresponsive” at the jail. Paramedics were called and he was taken to the hospital.

He was pronounced dead.

Boxler did not give out any other details. An investigation remains ongoing.