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.


Bicyclist in serious condition after collision at MLK, Carey in North Las Vegas

A bicyclist was taken to UMC Trauma after a collision with a vehicle in North Las Vegas Saturday afternoon.

Around 4 p.m., police said the crash happened on North Martin Luther King Boulevard, just north of Carey Avenue. The roadway was closed northbound for several hours as officers conducted their investigation.

The bicyclist is in serious condition.


2 hospitalized in 3-car crash near Spaghetti Bowl

Two people were transported to area hospitals after a three-car crash near the Spaghetti Bowl on Sunday afternoon.

Trooper Chelsea Stuenkel, of Nevada Highway Patrol, said a pickup exited Interstate 15 southbound on Charleston Boulevard when it collided with a Mustang followed by a Buick sedan. The truck’s  engine compartment burst into flames.

The driver of the pickup was transported to University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Mustang was transported Valley Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, as well.

The driver of the Buick did not require medical transport.

Northbound lanes of Martin Luther King, Jr. boulevard and the off-ramp from 15 southbound to Charleston were closed while crews cleared the accident.


Woman injured in wreck at Lake Mead Rec. Area entrance

The National Park Service reported a woman as injured in a two-vehicle wreck at the entrance to Lake Mead National Recreation Area Friday afternoon.

About 5 p.m., an entrance station ranger reported a driver failed to yield at the entrance and crashed into another vehicle, which was at the window.

The driver who caused the crash was taken to University Medical Center for treatment. Rangers reported she had been stabilized. The driver in the vehicle that was impacted refused medical attention.

The crash is being investigated by the National Park Service and the Nevada Highway Patrol.


Crash cleared on U.S. 95 southbound near Rancho

Traffic is moving smoothly again on U.S. Highway 95 after two lanes were blocked for about an hour after a wreck involving at least two vehicles.

Nevada Highway Patrol and the Las Vegas Fire Department responded just after 2:30 p.m. to the crash on southbound U.S. 95 at Rancho Drive. The wreck was blocking the two center lanes, according to the agencies‘ websites.

NHP‘s site indicated people were hurt. NHP wasn‘t immediately available for comment on the extent of injuries.

Traffic cameras showed traffic flowing smoothly again just after 3:30 p.m.


2 dead after multiple-vehicle crash in North Las Vegas

Two people died on scene after a five-vehicle crash in North Las Vegas.

Nevada Highway Patrol reported that a 26-year-old man from North Las Vegas caused the collision, running a red light while allegedly impaired near Lamb Boulevard offramp from Interstate 15 just before 9 p.m. Sunday. He is at University Medical Center in critical condiition.

Two people died at the scene. The Clark County Coroner identified them Monday as North Las Vegas residents Sharrod Hightower Jr., 34, and 52-year-old John Rodda. The drivers were coming off the I-15 ramp and had the green light.

“We see a lot of collisions, especially in intersections,” said Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Loy Hixson. “We remind people so you light turns green, don’t think that immediately you can put on the gas and go through, maybe take that extra second or two to look and see.”

Another driver is at University Medical Center in serious condition. A fifth vehicle was hit by debris.