Cement truck flips on southbound I-15

Traffic was backed up for several hours on Interstate 15 on Friday morning after a cement truck overturned on the southbound side.

The crash happened at 6:55 a.m. near the Lake Mead Boulevard exit.

Trooper Loy Hixson, of the Nevada Highway Patrol, said the crash has blocked all but one of the lanes.

According to FOX5’s real-time maps, traffic was backed up to Craig Road.

Hixson said the driver was taken to University Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Officials began clearing the scene by 9 a.m.



Crash snarls traffic on I-15 near Russell Road

A two-vehicle crash slowed traffic to a snail’s pace on the southbound side of Interstate 15 on Thursday afternoon.

The crash happened at 1:06 p.m. just south of the Russell Road exit.

Trooper Loy Hixson, of the Nevada Highway Patrol, said a vehicle had stalled in the far, left lane when another vehicle hit it. No one was injured in the crash.

The four left lanes of the heavily traveled highway were blocked because of the crash, Hixson said. FOX5’s real-time traffic maps showed traffic backed up from the I-15/Interstate 215 interchange to near Hacienda Avenue.

Traffic was normally flowing by 2:30 p.m.



1 killed in rollover on I-15 near North 215 Beltway

A driver was killed in a rollover wreck on the Interstate 15 on-ramp to the North 215 Beltway, Nevada Highway Patrol confirmed.

NHP Trooper Chelsea Stuenkel confirmed the incident on the southbound interstate to the westbound beltway just before 9:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Citing witnesses, Stuenkel said a man was driving at a high rate of speed and making dangerous lane changes before the crash. He died at the scene.

The on-ramp was closed for several hours amid an investigation, NHP said.



One killed in crash at Blue Diamond and Decatur

One person is dead after a crash at Blue Diamond Road and Decatur Boulevard.

The crash occurred Monday at approximately 11 p.m. Nevada Highway Patrol says a semi was stopped at a traffic light, when a minivan rear-ended it.

The driver of the minivan died at the scene of the crash. The driver of the semi did not sustain injuries.

NHP shut down the intersection for several hours during the investigation.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office will identify the victim once next of kin have been notified.



3 people killed in crash near 215 beltway and North 5th Street

Three people are dead after an early-morning crash, Monday, on the 215 beltway near North 5th Street in the northern part of the valley.

The crash, which involved two vehicles, happened around 5 a.m. The beltway is currently closed in both directions. Motorists are advised to take alternate routes.

The Nevada Highway Patrol is handling the investigation.



Woman dead after crashing into light pole near Sahara and Sloan

A woman is dead after a crash near East Sahara Avenue and South Sloan Lane.

It happened on Sunday around 12:30 a.m.

Witness statements and evidence at the scene indicated a 2008 Toyota Avalon was traveling eastbound on Sahara Avenue at a high rate of speed, approximately 575 feet west of Sloan Lane.

The driver of the Toyota lost control of the vehicle while attempting to negotiate gradual curves of Sahara Avenue. It began to rotate counter clock­wise while traveling towards the concrete center median. The front right of the Toyota then impacted a metal light pole situated on the concrete median.

The force of the impact sheered open the entire passenger side of the vehicle.

The right front passenger was ejected from the vehicle and came to rest on the center median near the light pole.

The driver and two rear-seat passengers remained in the vehicle while it traveled to its final rest position approximately 100 feet east of the light pole.

The driver of the Toyota fled on foot, leaving the scene, immediately after the collision. The front seat passenger was pronounced dead at the scene by responding medical personnel.

The rear-seat passengers were transported to Sunrise Trauma Center with life-­threatening injuries.

The driver of the Toyota was located by patrol officers near his residence and arrested for fleeing the scene.

This was the 73rd traffic-related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction in 2014.



4 hit by car leaving Las Vegas nightclub

Police said at least four people were hurt while the driver of a car was leaving a nightclub early Sunday morning.

The crash happened about 5:15 a.m. near the intersection of Paradise Road and Naples Drive.

Investigators said a man drove his car through a parking lot, hitting the people and several cars before fleeing down Paradise.

Police said the people who were injured are employees of a nearby nightclub.

At first, police reported that at least a dozen people had been hit by the car, but later revised the number to four. The people were taken to a local hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries according to police.

Anyone with information about the crash or the driver was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.



4 fatal crashes under investigation in Las Vegas

Police are investigating four fatal crashes that happened late Saturday and early Sunday morning.

The first happened at 10:48 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Howard Hughes Parkway and Sands Avenue.

Las Vegas Metro Police Watch Commander Terry Bernard said it appeared a pedestrian was crossing Sands outside of a crosswalk when they were hit by a vehicle that was traveling eastbound. That person was taken to Sunrise Hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

Bernard said the driver of the vehicle that hit the pedestrian was not impaired and was not arrested.

A second crash happened at 12:30 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of Sahara Avenue and Sloan Lane.

According to Bernard, four people were inside a car that was speeding southbound on Sahara, when the driver lost control and crashed. During the crash, a passenger was ejected from the vehicle and  killed. Two other people were taken to Sunrise Trauma Center with life-threatening injuries.

Bernard said the driver fled the scene after the crash, but was quickly located and arrested.

The third crash happened just before 1 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of Maryland Parkway and St. Louis Avenue.

Bernard said witnesses reported a woman was standing in the middle of Maryland when she was hit by a vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified the woman as 66 year-old Jenny Chavez of Las Vegas.

The driver remained on the scene and was not arrested, Bernard said.

The fourth crash happened just before 4:30 a.m. near the intersection of Charleston Boulevard and Frank Street.

Authorities said a woman on a bicycle was hit by a vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle fled the scene. Police said it should have extensive damage on the front, right side.

Anyone who has seen the vehicle was asked to call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-555.



Police: Teen struck by car on Durango and Spring Mountain

Metro Police said a 16-year-old girl was hit by a car Saturday evening while crossing the street near the intersection of S. Durango Drive and Spring Mountain Road.

Officers said the teen was running across the street with a large group of people at 3885 Durango Drive when she was struck.

Police haven’t released any information on the kind of injuries she sustained, but they said she was not in a in crosswalk.

No further details have been released about this incident

The southbound lanes of Durango Drive are closed while Metro Police investigates.



Person hit by taxi cab west of Vegas Strip

A pedestrian was rushed to University Medical Center late Thursday night after being struck by a taxi cab just west of the Las Vegas Strip.

According to Trooper Loy Hixson with Nevada Highway Patrol, a person was hit in the eastbound lanes of Tropicana Avenue at about 11:30 p.m.

NHP did not immediately disclose what led to the crash.

The person, whose age and gender were not immediately released, was taken to UMC in critical condition, NHP said.

This incident was one of two pedestrian-involved crashes that happened late Thursday. Police investigated a hit-and-run crash that happened on Maryland Parkway.