The man who police said drove a pickup truck into the lobby of the Stratosphere last week committed suicide Tuesday.
Ryan Brown, 40, of Fortville, Ind., was on a six-day drug bender Sept. 10 when he crashed a 2004 Ford F-150 through the casino’s glass front doors, Las Vegas police said.
Brown was released from jail Monday after prosecutors said they needed more time to prepare a case against him. Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Conrad Hafen released Brown and set an Oct. 15 hearing in the case.
Police say Brown was found dead Tuesday in a hotel room at the Rio. Brown’s cause of death was hanging, the Clark County coroner’s office said. His death was ruled a suicide.