The Washoe County Medical Examiner's Office said Robel Tezare was driving the Hyundai SUV that was struck by a Lexus Sunday evening.
Witnesses told police he ran a red light before he was hit, his car flipped over and crashed through a fence at Sierra street and Maple.
Police say Tezare's children, ages four and six, suffered minor injuries.
Three people in their 20s in the Lexus also had only minor injuries. All three passed a sobriety test and were released.