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.


Car hits bicyclist near Decatur and Washington

Police were on the scene of a crash on Wednesday.

It happened around 5:47 a.m. near North Decatur Boulevard and Washington Avenue.

Police say a car struck a bicyclist in the intersection. The male bicyclist was taken to UMC Trauma with severe injuries.


Las Vegas intersection closed after crash

An intersection in northern Las Vegas was closed Tuesday night after a two-vehicle crash that left at least one person critically injured.

The crash happened at 6:36 p.m. near the intersection of Rancho Drive and Decatur Boulevard.

Las Vegas Metro police said two pickups crashed into each other, one of which veered off the road and hit a pole.

One of the drivers was taken to University Medical Center in critical condition, according to police.

The intersection was closed while police investigate the cause of the crash.


Accident knocks out traffic lights at Charleston and Decatur

A crash at Charleston and Decatur boulevards sent at least one to the hospital and knocked out power to traffic lights for at least four hours Tuesday morning, Las Vegas police said.

Officers were called to the accident shortly before 5 a.m. Two vehicles were involved, Metro spokeswoman Laura Meltzer said.

At least one person was taken to University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, Meltzer said.

It was not clear how the accident occurred, but one of the vehicles caught fire and one of them crashed into a junction box for the traffic lights. It was not clear if it was the same vehicle, Meltzer said.

About 9 a.m., officers were still on the scene directing traffic and there was no timeline as to when the traffic signals would be restored, Meltzer said.


Person hit by vehicle in NW Las Vegas

A person was injured after being hit by a vehicle in northwest Las Vegas on Monday afternoon.

The crash happened at 3:49 p.m. at the intersection of Cheyenne Avenue and Rainbow Boulevard.

Larry Hadfield, spokesman for Las Vegas Metro police, said the person who was hit by the vehicle suffered minor injuries.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.


One dead after ATV crash near Mile Marker 59 and Interstate 15

Police were on the scene of a deadly rollover ATV crash on Sunday.

It happened around 1:30 p.m. near Mile Marker 59 just off the Interstate 15.

One male victim was unable to be revived and died on the scene. A female victim was taken to UMC Trauma via emergency airlift. Her condition is unknown

The coroner has not yet released the name of the deceased.


Crash shuts down 215 and Lamb

Nevada Highway Patrol said a crash Sunday shut down the intersection of Interstate 215 and North Lamb Boulevard in North Las Vegas.

Trooper Loy Hixson, a spokesperson with NHP said it was a two vehicle crash, and one of the vehicles rolled into a signal box.

Three people, whose names haven’t been released, were transported to the hospital. However, their injuries were non life-threatening, according to Trooper Hixson.

Trooper Hixson said the westbound lanes of I-215 at N. Lamb will remain closed while Nevada Highway Patrol investigates.


Woman hit by car in Walmart parking lot dies

The Clark County Coroner’s Office has ruled the death of a woman who was hit and killed in the parking lot of a southeast Las Vegas store died from multiple blunt force trauma after she was hit by a motor vehicle.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office identified the woman as Michelle Villenave.

Metro said the crash happened at 3:37 p.m. Friday at the Walmart store at the intersection of South Eastern Avenue and East Russell Road.
Las Vegas Metro police said the 69-year-old Las Vegas woman was hit and run over by a car while she was walking to the store. She was taken to Sunrise Hospital, where she later died.

The driver of the vehicle who hit the woman, a 54-year-old Las Vegas woman, stayed at the scene, police said.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.