Woman critically injured at LV Boulevard, Blue Diamond

A 26-year-old man was arrested this morning after officers say his vehicle left the road and struck a 19-year-old woman.

The incident occurred around 9:30 a.m. near the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard South and Blue Diamond Road.

Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Loy Hixson said the driver was traveling eastbound on Blue Diamond, went onto the sidewalk and struck the victim. She was transported to UMC Trauma in critical condition.

Hixson said the suspect initially drove away from the scene but a bystander then blocked the vehicle. A Metro officer who was in the area for an unrelated traffic stop then apprehended the suspect. NHP later took over the investigation.



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.

CA driver involved in high-speed chase dies

A high-speed chase started in California and ended in Nevada on Thursday night with the driver of the pursued vehicle being shot.

On Friday evening, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reported the driver, identified as 25-year-old Phia Vang, of California, died at University Medical Center Trauma. Vang’s cause of death will be released by Clark County Coroner’s Office in the coming days.

Trooper Loy Hixson, of Nevada Highway Patrol, said the California Highway Patrol began chasing a vehicle and that the driver refused to stop. He said NHP was told about the chase when the vehicle was about 40 miles from the state line.

When the vehicle crossed the state line, Las Vegas Metro police joined in the chase with CHP, Hixson said.

Hixson said the vehicle eventually stopped behind the Gold Strike hotel and casino in Jean.

“The suspect did not comply,” said Capt. Matt McCarthy of Las Vegas Metro police. “He put the car in drive and attempted to accelerate forward, at which time the California highway trooper shot the subject.”

Vang was flown to University Medical Center Trauma for treatment.


Motorcyclist killed in early-morning crash on U.S. 95

A motorcyclist is dead after crashing on U.S. 95 near Rainbow Boulevard.

Las Vegas police say that the motorcyclist, who was speeding, was heading west on the transition ramp to Summerlin Parkway and hit a wall. The crash resulted in him being thrown from the bike and landing in the southbound lanes of U.S. 95.

The crash was reported at 2:30 a.m. Friday.

Southbound U.S. 95 was closed until about 6 a.m. to clear the scene.

In addition, there was another crash as a result of the original crash involving the motorcyclist. Las Vegas police were helping with traffic control on the interstate when a suspected drunk driver slammed into one of the patrol cars. The drive was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. That crash scene was cleared quickly.

The Clark County coroner will release the name and age of the motorcyclist after relatives have been notified. According to preliminary information, the motorcyclist was a man in his 30’s.



1 injured after motorcycle, SUV hit near Durango, Oakey

One person was injured this afternoon after a motorcycle an SUV collided near the intersection of South Durango Drive and West Oakey Boulevard.

The accident occurred at 2 p.m. Northbound Durango near the intersection is closed for the investigation.



1 dead, 1 hurt in Wednesday night crash

One person is dead and one is hurt following an accident near Fort Apache Road and Sahara Avenue.

Metro Police say a vehicle was driving erratically southbound on Fort Apache late Wednesday night, when the driver lost control and crashed into a pole.

One person died at the scene of the accident. Another person was taken to University Medical Center in unknown condition. Two other people in the vehicle ran from the scene.

Police say the people in the vehicle committed a theft at another location prior to the accident.