Crash blocks I-15 north of downtown Vegas

All but one lane of northbound Interstate 15 was closed to motorists Thursday morning after a crash involving a tractor-trailer and two other vehicles.

Nevada Highway Patrol reported the incident at 7:19 a.m. on I-15 near Washington Avenue. The law enforcement agency classified the incident as an injury crash but did not specify how many people injured.

There was also no word on what caused the crash.

NHP said only the single left lane of I-15 northbound was open to motorists.

An alternate route includes exiting at the northbound U.S. 95 ramp to Martin Luther King Boulevard for surface street access.


Woman dead after being hit by bus at Burning Man

Officials say a woman was struck and killed by a bus that was carrying passengers around the Burning Man festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.

Event spokesman Jim Graham says the incident happened just after midnight on Thursday. The woman was pronounced dead on the scene.

Graham says no other injuries were reported. Details about the circumstances of the crash and the woman’s identity weren’t immediately available.

The Pershing County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

Burning Man co-founder Marian Goodell issued a statement calling the crash a tragic accident and saying event staff members were offering support to those who were affected.

Graham says the last death at the event was seven years ago, when an attendee fell under a trailer.


Police respond to three-vehicle crash on Interstate 15 Northbound at Flamingo

Nevada Highway Patrol was on the scene of a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 15 Northbound at Flamingo.

It happened around 3:26 p.m. on Saturday. There is no report on injuries at this time. Fire and medical officials were on scene.
There were three out of four lanes closed on Interstate 15 Northbound.

Rollover snarls traffic at ‘Welcome to Las Vegas’ sign

A rollover accident involving a commercial pickup truck on Thursday night closed southbound traffic on the south end of Las Vegas Boulevard near the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign and Russell Road.

Numerous police and emergency vehicles responded to the accident, which occurred about 9:56 p.m.

Las Vegas Metro police said that when the truck flipped, chemicals from the vehicle’s trailer spilled onto the roadway. Two people were taken to University Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.


1 killed in crash at Boulder Highway near Russell Road

A 76-year-old man is dead following a two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning near Boulder Highway and Russell Road, Las Vegas police said.

Police received a call about the crash at 11:16 a.m. A blue pickup and white sedan had collided just north of the intersection.

Victor Mejia, 50, was approaching a green light in a 2005 Ford truck north on Boulder Highway, near Russell Road, when a 2000 Saturn SL2 driven by the 76-year-old man exited a private driveway near 6451 E. Russell, police said.

Mejia’s truck hit the Saturn’s driver side, causing “severe damage,” police said. The Saturn’s driver was pronounced dead at University Medical Center, police said.

Mejia remained at the scene and was not injured. The crash remains under investigation, police said. The Clark County coroner will identify the deceased after family has been notified.

Northbound lanes of Boulder Highway were closed while police investigated.


Accident near Lake Mead rec area sends motorcyclist to UMC

A motorcyclist was injured this evening after an accident near the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

The accident occurred near State Route 147 and Northshore Road around 7:50 p.m. Lake Mead NRA spokeswoman Christie Vanover said the victim suffered “road rash and broken bones,” but the accident did not appear to be life-threatening.

MercyAir was called in to transport the victim to UMC Trauma.


Cement truck rolls over on Interstate 15, major delays

A rollover involving a cement truck is causing a headache on Interstate 15.

The crash happened around noon on I-15 just north of Silverado Ranch Boulevard in the southbound lanes.

It is not known at this time what caused the crash. Only one traffic lane is currently open.

According to Nevada Highway Patrol, it may take a couple of hours to clear the scene.

The male driver of the truck was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.


Police on scene of rollover crash near Charleston and Arville

Police are on the scene of a rollover crash near Charleston and Arville.

The first call about the incident came in around 10:34 a.m. on Tuesday.

One person was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The car is said to have hit a light pole.

Only one Eastbound lane is open on Charleston until crews clean up the scene.


Car crashes into light pole near Whispering Sands and Decatur

Las Vegas police are investigating a crash that happened on Tuesday morning around  6 a.m.

It happened near Whispering Sands and Decatur.

A truck is said to have crashed into a wall and a light pole. The light pole fell into the roadway.

North and Southbound lanes were shutdown at Indigo Ridge on Decatur. Traffic was being rerouted through neighborhood.

There were no transports to the hospital.

Police are working to determine if impairment was a factor in this crash.


One person killed in crash in NLV

North Las Vegas Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a truck and motorcycle at the intersection of Lake Mead Boulevard and Bruce Street.

According to police, the crash happened shortly after 3:45 p.m. Monday. The 20-year-old motorcycle rider was pronounced dead at the scene. The 52-year-old truck driver sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash appears to be speeding as witnesses told police the motorcyclist went through a red light at the intersection. All directions of traffic at the intersection re-opened after 8 p.m.

The identity and manner of death will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s office.