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PD: Man driving 100+ mph from Vegas to Phoenix hits, kills driver

Posted at 1:41 PM, Mar 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-09 19:53:13-05

BOULDER CITY — A Las Vegas man heading to Phoenix allegedly drove over 130 miles per hour before crashing into a pick-up truck and killing its driver.

ABC15's sister station, KTNV, reports that 27-year-old Joshua Buckingham took prescription pills after leaving a Las Vegas casino and blacked out while driving down to Phoenix.

"I don't remember anything, I was heading to Phoenix," Buckingham told KTNV during an interview in the Clark County Detention Center.

"I got to my car, I turned on OnStar, I was rolling around in circles like a child," Buckingham told KTNV. "I thought OnStar was supposed to keep you safe, they said I was going 130 mph. I was hauling ass from Las Vegas, Nevada to Phoenix, Arizona."

Nevada Highway Patrol reports, "numerous witnesses told investigators that the car was driving recklessly, making frequent lane changes and speeding in excess of 100mph."

Buckingham crashed into 58-year-old Randy Reiner's pick-up truck outside the Rebel Gas Station in Boulder City, Nevada on March 7.

Reiner was pronounced dead at the scene, according to NHP.

Buckingham was only 20 miles away from the hotel and casino he'd recently left.

According to NHP, Buckingham is being charged with reckless driving resulting in death.