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SUV burned after crash with truck on I-15 near Moapa

Southbound Interstate 15 was closed near the Valley of Fire this morning after a crash involving a semitractor-trailer and an SUV.

The call came into the Nevada Highway Patrol at 4:35 a.m.

The vehicles were on the side of the road, enabling traffic to move on the highway.


Motorcycle driver hurt in crash

A motorcycle rider was ejected from his bike, after crashing Sunday evening.

At 6:44 p.m., the driver was critically injured at Charleston Boulevard and Sky Vista Drive. Metro police say the rider was on a 2015 Harley-Davidson motorcycle when it veered off the eastbound lanes into the shoulder. The bike flipped, ejecting the driver.

He was taken to UMC Trauma Center with life-threatening injuries.

The crash is being investigated by Metro’s accident investigations division.


Metro investigating deadly crash near LV Strip

Metro Police are investigating a fatal crash involving one vehicle at Paradise Road and Sands Avenue.

The crash happened around 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Police say the car was traveling eastbound on Koval Lane and left the roadway, hit some trees and overturned. The 35-year-old female driver was extricated by firefighters and pronounced dead on the scene.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office identified the driver as Lanier D. Thompson with the cause of death still pending.

Eastbound Sands Road was closed for a few hours as police investigated. 

This is the 56th fatal crash in Metro’s jurisdiction this year.


Woman airlifted to UMC after rollover crash near Jean

One woman was injured this morning after a single-vehicle rollover accident near Jean.

The accident occurred around 8:25 a.m. on Las Vegas Boulevard South near Goodsprings Road, about 3 miles south of the Jean exit, according to Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Loy Hixson.

The woman was traveling in a green Nissan Versa that rolled over into the desert area.

The victim was airlifted to UMC Trauma but was alert, according to Hixson.


One person killed in crash near Mountain Springs

Nevada Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a fatal accident near Mountain Springs just after 10 a.m. Sunday.

Trooper Chelsea Stuenkel with NHP said there were two cars involved in the crash on Blue Diamond near mile marker 17. One male passenger was pronounced dead on scene and the driver of that car suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The female driver of the second car involved was airlifted to Sunrise Hospital, the extent of her injuries is unknown at this time.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area as both directions of travel are shut down while the accident is cleared.