Police in Lake Havasu City said alcohol is believed to be a factor in a fatal traffic accident early Friday, July 28. Officers responded to the scene of a two vehicle collision at Industrial Boulevard on highway 95 at 2:38 a.m.

“A Hyundai SUV being operated by a 17-year-old male was traveling north on S.R. 95 when it crossed the center line striking a Kia Soul heading in the opposite direction,” said police lieutenant Shane Sloma. He identified the driver of the Kia who was fatally injured as Russ Genovese, 41, Fontana, California.

Sloma said the teenager was flown to a Las Vegas hospital for treatment of his injuries. He said accident investigation is ongoing.