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Car jumps Las Vegas sidewalk, killing 3 boys, injuring 1

LAS VEGAS -- Three boys were killed and a fourth injured after they were run over on an east Las Vegas sidewalk by a driver who may have been trying to pass another vehicle at a high rate of speed, police said.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police didn't immediately release the names Sunday of the three Las Vegas boys -- ages 12, 13 and 14 -- who all died at the scene of the crash at 9 p.m. Saturday.

A 13-year-old boy was injured and taken to a hospital. Police said he's expected to survive.

The alleged driver of the car involved -- Joseph Eskandarian, 28, of Las Vegas -- was arrested early Sunday, about six hours after the crash near the intersection of Desert Inn and Theme roads, east of Nellis Boulevard, police said.

Witnesses told investigators that the driver lost control of the unregistered 2007 Suzuki Forenza before hitting the victims, CBS Las Vegas affiliate KLAS-TV reports. They said the driver fled from the scene of the crash.

Eskandarian was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on undisclosed charges. Police didn't know if he had a lawyer yet.

Police previously said the driver would be facing numerous felony charges. It remained unclear if he was driving under the influence at the time of the fatal incident.

The vehicle struck another light pole and a tree before stopping. 

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