Police say a fourth person has died in a head-on crash of a speeding car into another vehicle on a shortcut between Las Vegas-area freeways.
North Las Vegas police Officer Aaron Patty said Thursday that three people in a Toyota Camry died at the scene of the three-vehicle wreck about 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Patty says a 28-year-old Las Vegas man driving a Nissan 350Z who caused the crash died later at University Medical Center.
Names weren’t immediately made public.
The driver of a Ford F-150 pickup involved in the crash received minor injuries.
Patty says the Nissan driver was speeding in a 45-mph zone on Lamb Boulevard near Centennial Parkway when he lost control.
The Nissan hit the Toyota on the four-lane road between Interstate 15 and the 215 Beltway.
A boy suffered non life-threatening injuries when he was struck by a car Tuesday morning near Bonanza Road and Lamb Boulevard, Metro Police said.
The 12-year-old was in a crosswalk and on a scooter when he was hit around 7:10 a.m.
According to police, he was taken to the hospital with a possible broken leg.
The driver of the vehicle was cited.
Two people have been killed in a crash involving four vehicles on Spring Mountain Road near Lindell Avenue.
The crash was reported at 5:46 a.m.
Police say that a vehicle was traveling west on Spring Mountain Road when it veered into oncoming traffic near Lindell Avenue. A total of four vehicles were involved, including a Whittlesea Blue Cab.
The two people who were killed were the driver who caused the crash and the driver of the taxi.
It is not known at this time if alcohol or drugs are a factor in the crash.
A Metro officer concluding a traffic stop was struck and injured Thursday night on West Tropicana Avenue east of South Tenaya Way.
The accident occurred just after 11:05 p.m., according to a Metro news release. A 2004 Ford Explorer operated by Jadene Canasa, 22, of Las Vegas was traveling east on Tropicana in the right travel lane when it struck the officer and his motorcycle.
The officer was transported to UMC Trauma with minor to moderate injuries.
There were no signs of impairment from driver of the Ford. She received two citations.
A car crashed into an apartment building near Torrey Pines Drive and Washington Avenue shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday night.
Las Vegas police say car left the road, jumped a curb, hit a cable box and then crashed into an apartment.
One person was inside the apartment at the time, but was not hurt.