Sunday, January 29th, marked one year since the crash at Cheyenne and Commerce, in North Las Vegas, that claimed nine lives, and forever changed many others, including the organizer of the event, Tiffani May Noel, the lone survivor of the crash.
Ms. May Noel opened the ceremony and was joined by North Las Vegas Mayor Pamela Goynes-Brown and North Las Vegas Councilman Isaac Barron. The ceremony also includes a tree dedication honoring the lives of: Fernando Yeshua Mejia (5), Adrian Yaxel Zacarias (10), Lluvias Daylenn Zacarias (13), Bryan Axel Zacarias (15), Gabriel Mejia-(23), Jesus David Mejia (25), and Jose Trinidad Zacarias (35), all family members that were traveling home from Craig Ranch Park, traveling through the intersection on a green light when hit by a speeding vehicle.
Tiffani May Noel was also traveling through the intersection and was caught in the crash and critically injured. After several surgeries, having to learn to walk again, countless hours of physical therapy and a life that will never be the same, Ms. May Noel is determined to appeal to others to change dangerous driving behaviors and understand there are few accidents and far too many crashes in our city. Ninety-nine percent of crashes are 100 percent avoidable, including the one that forever changed her life.
The community was invited to attend and stand with the family of those whose lives were lost, as well as the lives forever changed, as we commit that the victims will never be forgotten.