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2-vehicle accident injures one at Smoke Ranch, Rancho

One person was injured this morning after a two-vehicle accident on Smoke Ranch Road west of North Rancho Drive.

The accident occurred around 7:40 a.m. According to Metro Lt. Tad Dodds, one of the vehicles rolled over, and Las Vegas Fire & Rescue crew needed to extricate the victim.

The victim was transported to a hospital with severe injuries.

The westbound Smoke Ranch lanes are closed for the investigation and cleanup.


Motorcyclist hurt after slamming into east Vegas wall

A motorcyclist was rushed to the hospital after slamming into a wall in the east Las Vegas Valley on Tuesday morning.

According to Las Vegas Metro police, the single-vehicle wreck happened at about 5:25 a.m. near Twain Road and Nellis Boulevard.

Police said the rider lost control and crashed into a wall. The person was transported to a medical facility with unknown injuries.

Police also said some roadways around the area were shut down after the incident.


Motorcyclist killed near Pecos and Desert Inn identified

The Clark County Coroner’s Office released the identity of a man who died in a motorcycle crash in east Las Vegas on Monday.

The cause of death for 44-year-old Christopher Salvi of Las Vegas remained pending as of Tuesday.

Las Vegas Metro police said Salvi died after the crash near the intersection of Pecos Road and East Desert Inn Road.

The department’s Lt. Dave Valenta said about 4:54 p.m., the motorcyclist was traveling eastbound along Desert Inn when the driver of another vehicle turned in front of him.

Valenta said the motorcyclist slid a few hundred yards.

Police closed Desert Inn in both directions from Pecos to Sandhill Road to clear the scene and investigate.

Valenta said police do not suspect drugs or alcohol contributed to the crash and that the driver of the second vehicle remained at the accident scene.


Man dies after crash in Henderson

Police were looking into whether a crash in Henderson on Monday resulted from a medical episode.

Keith Paul of Henderson Police Department confirmed the single-vehicle accident near St. Rose and Seven Hills Drive.

According to Paul, a man in a vehicle drove over the median and struck a tree. The man died at the scene, police said.

Police were investigating whether the man suffered medical episode in the crash.

Police also advised drivers to avoid the area as an investigation was underway.


Driver involved in deadly DUI crash identified

A family of four has been ripped apart and police say a suspected drunk driver is to blame.

A four-year-old is dead and a two-year-old is in critical condition after the crash around 3:37 p.m. near East Carey Avenue and Sandy Lane.

A silver pick-up truck is said to have rear ended a white sedan.

Witneses say the mother, who was in the passenger seat of the sedan, was pregnant, and police still don’t know the condition of her unborn child.
The driver of the pick-up truck, 70-year-old Charles Washington was arrested and taken to the Clark County Detention Center under suspicion of DUI. Police say there was a passenger in the pick-up who fled the scene.
“Washington stayed on scene, he was attempting first aid on the young child who is now deceased but when police arrived they came to the conclusion that he was impaired,” said Sgt. Richard Strader with Metro’s Fatal Detail.