A vehicle believed to be tied to a bank robbery crashed on the 215 Beltway near Durango Drive, prompting lane closures.
Las Vegas Metro police confirmed the crash Tuesday afternoon on the eastbound beltway between Durango and Buffalo Drive.
Officer Laura Meltzer, of Metro, said an air unit followed a vehicle stemming from a reported holdup at the U.S. Bank located in the 3600 block of East Russell Road. The vehicle was seen speeding before the crash.
Nevada Highway Patrol confirmed the closure on the 215 Beltway at West Sunset Road. The beltway was reopened to traffic at Durango by 3:15 p.m., though, vehicles were moving at a slow pace. By 4 p.m., traffic had returned to normal.
Police said one man was taken into custody following the crash. He was treated for minor injuries at University Medical Center and will be facing charges. Officers believe he was likely the getaway driver.
Police said a few people were injured when a car crashed into the waiting room of a medical office in southwest Las Vegas on Monday morning.
The crash happened at 10:33 a.m. near the intersection of Jones Boulevard and Spring Mountain Road.
According to Officer Laura Meltzer, of Las Vegas Metro police, three or four people were in the lobby at the time of the crash. She said those people were injured, but there were no indications that their injuries were serious.
A 27-year-old motorcyclist died after slamming into the back of a vehicle in northwest Las Vegas on Sunday night.
According to Las Vegas Metro police, the incident happened at the intersection of Bradley Road and Azure Drive, near Tropical Pkwy and North Decatur Boulevard, at 7:39 p.m.
Citing witnesses and evidence, police said the motorcycle rider was traveling northbound on Bradley at a high rate of speed. The motorcyclist was behind a Nissan Sentra that was slowing as it approached the intersection with Azure.
The motorcyclist impacted the rear of the Nissan, police said. The rider was sent to University Medical Center Trauma, where he later died.
Police said the Nissan was slowing at the intersection with the intention to turn right. The 74-year-old driver remained at the scene and showed no signs of impairment.
The incident marked the 12th traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction this year.
The Clark County Coroner’s Office was assigned to identify the motorcyclist.
North Las Vegas Police investigated a deadly crash involving a 2-year-old girl on Sunday.
Family members have identified the 2-year-old as Evelyn Green and remain at North Vista Hospital where her 7-year-old brother sustained non-life threatening injuries in the incident.
It happened in the 3400 block of Thomas Avenue near E. Lake Mead Boulevard.
No word on what caused the crash, but police said the driver took off after the crash.
Officers are looking for a white panel van. The driver is described as a Hispanic man in his 40’s. He’s said to have facial hair.
Las Vegas Metro police reported a driver died following a single-vehicle crash west of the Las Vegas Strip and Interstate 15 Friday afternoon.
Police said the crash occurred about 4:18 p.m. It happened in the area of Polaris Avenue and Naples Drive, just south of Harmon Avenue.
Police said a 61-year-old man driving a 2000 Chrysler Town & Country minivan veered off the road, traveled onto a sidewalk and over a raised curb. It’s believed the driver may have suffered a medical episode.
The driver was pronounced dead at Spring Valley Hospital.
Police closed Polaris between Naples and Harmon in order to investigate. The cause of the man’s death will be determined by the Clark County Coroner’s Office in the coming days.