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Rollover crash causing delays on 215 at Windmill

A rollover crash on the 215 near Windmill is causing traffic delays in both directions.

According to Nevada Highway Patrol, the problems started with a minor two-car crash on the southbound lanes. Traffic in the northbound lanes slowed down because of the crash on the other side of the median. A driver heading northbound lost control and rolled over after over correcting for the slowing traffic.

The driver of the car that was headed northbound suffered minor injuries and is being cited for failure to maintain a lane.


Man dead after being run over by trailer near downtown Las Vegas

A homeless man is dead after being run over by a semi-trailer truck. The incident happened between 8 and 10:35 a.m. Sunday in a parking lot at 300 North 6th Street.

A 50-year-old male was pronounced dead at the scene. The Clark County coroner will release his name after relatives have been notified.

Las Vegas police said the man was homeless and he was sleeping under the truck.

Police said the driver of the truck may not have been aware of what happened. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 702-828-3128.

The white semi-trailer truck was last seen headed south on North 6th Street.

This was the 57th traffic-related fatality in Las Vegas for 2014.


Drag racing may be to blame for crash near Sahara and Winterwood

Las Vegas police are investigating a rollover crash on Saturday, which may have started with drag racing.

It happened around 1:30 p.m. near Sahara Avenue and Winterwood Boulevard, which is near Nellis Boulevard.

Witnesses told police three vehicles were drag racing.

One car was in the left lane, another in the middle lane and a third in the right lane.

Police said one of the vehicles went to switch lanes, but didn’t see a truck directly behind him. That vehicle clipped the truck, and then rolled.

The driver, a 21-year-old man, suffered non-life threatening injuries.

It’s unclear whether any charges will be filed.

No other injuries were reported.


Pedestrian hurt in hit-and-run crash

Metro Police are on the scene of a hit and run accident where one person was hurt.  Traffic investigators said the victim was walking in the area of 7280 S. Las Vegas Boulevard, near East Warm Springs, when he was struck by a vehicle.

At this time, Metro PD says the victim was alert and moving, and decided to leave on his own accord. The description of the vehicle that hit the victim is unknown at this time.

Metro Police is investigating.


Police investigating fatal crash near Tropical and Decatur

One person was killed and another taken to the hospital in critical condition following a crash near Tropical and Decatur on Thursday.

It happened around 8 p.m.

North Las Vegas police said a motorcycle, carrying two 19-year-olds, was traveling westbound on Tropical when it collided with another vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle was not hurt and remained on the scene.

Police said it doesn’t appear that drugs or alcohol were involved, but police believe the motorcycle was speeding.

Both people on the motorcycle were ejected, and police are trying to determine exactly how fast they were going by the distance they were thrown from the bike.

They’re also looking at tire marks to figure out whether the vehicle pulled out in front of the motorcycle.

There’s no word on any charges being filed.

The coroner has identified the victim as 19-year-old Eric Howell of Las Vegas.