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Injuries reported in 5-vehicle wreck at Nellis and Harmon

Las Vegas Metro police said five vehicles were involved in a crash Wednesday night near the intersection of South Nellis Boulevard and East Harmon Avenue.

Police said one person was ejected in the crash and that at least one person was taken to a hospital with a head injury.

A spokesman for the department said the injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Police said it appeared one of the drivers involved in the wreck swerved to avoid hitting another vehicle, and then that driver’s vehicle struck several vehicles parked in a Walmart lot.

Police closed some lanes of traffic at the intersection in order to investigate and clear the crash scene.

Source:

http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/29120767/injuries-reported-in-5-vehicle-wreck-at-nellis-and-harmon#ixzz3amugLyRq

Fatal crash shuts down Boulder Highway at Russell Road

A deadly crash that shut down a portion of Boulder Highway Wednesday may have happened because of a medical episode, according to Metro Police.

The three-vehicle crash happened in the northbound lanes of S. Boulder Highway at E. Russell Road shortly before 1 p.m.

Metro said witness told them a 2013 Acura was stopped in the right lane of one of the left turn lanes on southbound Boulder Highway at Russell Road when a 2013 Ford F-­150 rear ended the Acura. After impact, the Ford F-­150 continued southeast across the intersection into the northbound lanes and sideswiped the left side of the 2014 Ford Flex.

The Ford F­-150 finally stopped on the east side of Boulder Highway.

Police said the 63-year-old driver of the Ford F-150 was taken to St. Rose Dominican Hospital, the Rose de Lima Campus, where he was pronounced dead. Metro said he suffered a medical episode prior to the accident.

The 64-year-old passenger of the Ford Flex was also taken to the hospital with minor to moderate injuries, Metro said.

The 30-year-old driver of the Acura received minor injuries, but she wasn’t taken to the hospital.

This crash remains under investigation by the LVMPD Accident Investigation Section.

Source:

http://www.8newsnow.com/story/29118603/fatal-crash-shuts-down-boulder-highway-at-russell-road

Car fire delays both northbound and southbound traffic on I-15

A car caught fire caused delays in the southbound I-15 Wednesday morning, and a fire truck has blocked the northbound lanes, causing traffic delays for commuters heading both directions.

No one was hurt in the incident.

Source:

http://www.news3lv.com/content/news/local/story/Car-fire-delays-both-northbound-and-southbound/mDmcEoo7CkmSHa6QykzT3A.cspx

1 killed, 3 injured in Laughlin plane crash

One person was killed and three others were injured when a small airplane crashed in Laughlin on Sunday evening, according to Clark County firefighters.

The plane crashed just before 6 p.m. near the Big Bend State Recreation Area along Needles Highway.

Firefighters said that when they arrived at the scene they found the aircraft ablaze and four people on board. One person was dead, two others were badly burned and the remaining person was still trapped inside the plane. Crews were later able to free that person.

The three surviving victims were taken to area hospitals for treatment.

Firefighters said that the blaze from the crash site quickly spread to surrounding brush, and crews were working to contain the fire before it spread to nearby buildings. Officials said that fire was about 90 percent contained by 8 a.m. Monday.

The cause of the crash was under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board. By early Monday, investigators from the agencies were at the scene.

The identity of those involved in the crash was not immediately released.

It was not immediately clear where the plane was headed at the time it crashed.

Source:

http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/29087436/plane-crashes-in-laughlin-killing-one#ixzz3aVYANIFD

3 people dead in rollover crash near Laughlin

Nevada Highway Patrol says three people are dead and one person is in the hospital after a rollover crash near Laughlin.

NHP said the rollover crash happened around 1:40 p.m. Sunday and involved only one vehicle.

The Clark County Fire Department said the surviving victim was taken to University Medical Center with minor injuries.

Metro Police is investigating the crash.

Source:

http://www.8newsnow.com/story/29086740/3-people-dead-in-rollover-crash-near-laughlin