Motorcyclist killed after accident at Losee, Craig

A motorcyclist was killed this Monday morning after an accident at Craig and Losee roads.

According to North Las Vegas Police Officer Aaron Patty, the accident between the motorcyclist and truck occurred at 6:55 a.m. The victim was transported to UMC Trauma.

Lanes of westbound Craig and northbound Losee are closed for the investigation.


Woman killed in Henderson crash after slamming into back of truck

Henderson police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred early Sunday morning.

It happened around 12:30 a.m. at St. Rose Parkway and Seven Hills Drive.

Police said a Republic Services vehicle was stopped at a red light on St. Rose, when a woman slammed into the back of the truck.

The 29-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene. She was the only person in the vehicle.

Her name has not been released.

The Republic Services worker was not injured.


Bicyclist killed in crash identified

The Coroner’s Office has identified the bicyclist hit and killed by a car near the South Point Hotel and Casino Friday Night.

He’s 41-year-old Cesar Augusto Flores.

The crash happened around 4:15 p.m. on Las Vegas Boulevard between Pyle and Cactus avenues. According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, a 36-year-old female driver of a Nissan Maxima struck the bicyclist. The 41-year-old male bicyclist died while being transported to the hospital. The driver did stay at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

NHP arrested the female driver for suspicion of DUI, drugs and alcohol.


Pedestrian injured in east Vegas hit-and-run crash

A woman was rushed to the hospital Thursday after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in east Las Vegas.

According to a tweet from Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, the incident happened just before 1:30 p.m. on Olive Street, near the intersection of Fremont Street and East Charleston Boulevard.

LVFR said a pedestrian sustained serious injuries in the incident.

Officer Laura Meltzer of Las Vegas Metro police said the female pedestrian was taken to University Medical Center.

Meltzer described the fleeing vehicle as a champagne color Pontiac Bonneville.


Tractor-trailer fire blocks I-15 near Speedway

Northbound lanes of Interstate 15 were blocked Wednesday near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway after a tractor-trailer caught fire.

North Las Vegas Fire Capt. Cedro Williams said the fire happened on the northbound freeway at mile marker 55 at 12:51 p.m.

According to Nevada Highway Patrol, the incident blocked all lanes of traffic, but the far left lane was opened to traffic just before 2 p.m.

There was no word on when crews expect to clear the freeway.


Metro officer involved in 3-vehicle crash

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed one of its patrol officers was involved in a three-vehicle crash at Torrey Pines Drive and Vegas Drive Tuesday afternoon.

According to Metro’s Lt. Mark Reddon, about 5:30 p.m., a woman’s car was T-boned by a pickup truck when the driver ran a red light. The two vehicles then struck the Metro vehicle.

Reddon said the officer suffered minor injuries and that the woman sustained moderate injuries.

Officers shut down lanes of Vegas Drive to investigate. Reddon said drugs or alcohol may have been a factor in the crash, but that remains under investigation.


Woman struck, killed outside crosswalk on Durango

A woman was not in a marked crosswalk when she was struck and killed on a west Las Vegas roadway, police said.

According to Las Vegas Metro police, the 49-year-old pedestrian died at the scene after the crash involving a sport-utility vehicle on Durango Drive near Desert Inn Road at 10:21 p.m. Monday.

Citing evidence and witnesses, police said the woman was crossing Durango from east to west when she was hit by a Ford Expedition in the southbound lanes.

The woman died at the scene. Police said the 22-year-old driver remained at the scene and alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash.

Monday night’s incident marked the 46th traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction this year.

Police also said the crash was the fourth to involve a pedestrian in the last two days.

Metro Sgt. Richard Strader expressed concern about pedestrians taking the risk to cross roadways amidst the implied danger.

“The question you have to ask yourself is, is it worth your safety, your health, your life to cross the road because you want to get across here (in the middle of the street) instead of going down to a marked crosswalk,” Strader remarked.


Worker killed in hit-and-run accident Sunday

A construction worker is dead following a hit-and-run crash Sunday morning.

The crash happened before 10 a.m. near Valley View Boulevard and Sahara Avenue.

Police say the worker was cutting asphalt in a bus lane on Sahara Avenue, when a Ford F-150 struck the worker, then hit a parked car.

The worker died at the scene of the accident. The driver of the Ford, 45-year-old Rafael Mendez-Soto, walked away from the scene, but police later located him in a dumpster at a nearby apartment complex.

Police arrested Mendez-Soto for DUI resulting in death and leaving the scene of an accident.

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


Woman dies in rollover crash near Mountain Vista and Russell

A 34-year-old woman is dead following an accident Sunday morning. The crash occurred shortly before 3 a.m. near Mountain Vista Street and Russell Road.

Police say the woman was driving her GMC Yukon north on Mountain Vista near Carol Circle, when she lost control of her vehicle.

The truck hit a curb, continued on to the sidewalk, came back on to the road, struck the median and traveled north in the southbound lanes of Mountain Vista before striking a light pole, water main box and block wall. The impact caused the vehicle to roll, and partially ejected the woman from the truck. She was not wearing a seat belt.

The woman died at the scene of the accident.

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


Two pedestrians injured after crash near Sahara and Arville

Two people are seriously injured after both were hit by a car on the west side of the valley.

It happened just before 11 p.m. near Sahara Avenue and Arville Street.

Police say a man and woman were both hit.
Evidence at the scene says a Ford Taurus was traveling eastbound on Sahara Avenue proceeding through the intersection with Arville street.
Two pedestrians were walking across Sahara Avenue from north to south, near the marked crosswalk.
The pedestrians entered the left eastbound travel lane and both were struck by the front of the Ford.
Both pedestrians were transported to UMC Trauma Center and admitted with moderate to critical injuries.
The driver stayed on the scene and wasn’t cited.