Rollover crash blocks I-15 traffic at Spring Mountain

A rollover crash was blocking traffic on Interstate 15 near Spring Mountain Road on Thursday morning.

Trooper Loy Hixson, of the Nevada Highway Patrol, said a pickup was pulling a 20-foot trailer when the vehicle rolled over.

Pictures of the scene seemed to show the trailer laying on top of the pickup. A picture of the scene later showed the top of the pickup had been flattened by the crash.

Three right, northbound lanes of I-15 blocked just north of the Spring Mountain Road exit.

Hixson said no injuries were reported.


1 killed, 4 hurt in fiery Summerlin Pkwy. wreck

One person was killed and four others were rushed to the hospital after a T-bone crash involving two landscaping trucks in the western Las Vegas Valley.

Five people were rushed to the hospital after two landscaper-type trucks crashed at Summerlin Parkway and 215 Beltway on Sept. 17, 2014.  According to Trooper Chelsea Webster with Nevada Highway Patrol, a call of the wreck came in just after 10 a.m. at the intersection of Summerlin Parkway and the Clark County 215 Beltway.

Webster said one truck was heading westbound on Summerlin Parkway while the other was northbound on the 215 Beltway. One of the vehicles ran a red light at the intersection, causing the wreck.

Three people in one truck and two in the other vehicle were sent to University Medical Center, according to NHP. One of them later died. The identities of those involved were not immediately released.

Webster said one of the trucks caught fire as a result of the wreck, but the flames were put out by Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.


Woman could lose leg after crash

Metro is investigating an injury accident that happened Sunday at 5:30 p.m.

Sgt. Richard Strader with Metro’s Fatal Detail says a 39-year-old female on a motorcycle was traveling south on Arville Street when she and a taxi heading east on West Russell Road collided.

Strader says the woman on the motorcycle was taken to University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries and will most likely lose her leg.

Strader said the taxi driver told police he had a green light. The taxi driver was taken to Spring Valley Hospital with neck injuries. There were no other witnesses to the crash.

Metro police are investigating the crash. Strader says the cab driver was not impaired. Police are still investigating to see if the motorcycle driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.


2 women dead in crash while following relatives

Authorities have identified two women who died after the car they were riding in crashed while they followed relatives on a Las Vegas highway.

Nevada Highway Patrol troopers say a Toyota Camry that was following a Mercedes hit the back of the vehicle about 7 p.m. Saturday on the 215 beltway. The Mercedes stopped in the shoulder after the impact, but the Camry continued onto an off-ramp, across traffic on Decatur Boulevard and into a block wall.

Troopers say the Camry vaulted into the air and then partially caught on fire.

Twenty-one-year-old passenger Miriah Ashley Weaver of Black Creek, Wisconsin died at the scene, while 58-year-old passenger Patricia Tucker of Las Vegas died of her injuries at University Medical Center.

The 25-year-old male driver from Wisconsin was hospitalized.


NLVPD: Bicyclist killed after illegally biking through intersection

North Las Vegas police report a bicyclist was hit and killed Saturday morning around 7 a.m. near the intersection of Lake Mead Boulevard and North 5th Street. When officers arrived, they said the man had already died. Police say through their preliminary investigation, a Honda sedan, driven by a 55-year-old woman was traveling south on North 5th Street when she hit the man on his bicycle.

The man was riding westbound on Lake Mead Boulevard. Police say witnesses in the area reported the woman had a green light when the crash occurred.

Police tell FOX5, that the 55-year-old Las Vegas resident stayed at the scene after the crash and did not sustain any injuries. The intersection was closed for several hours after the crash as North Las Vegas police investigated.

Police say charges are pending the conclusion of the investigation. The coroner’s office will release the man’s identification and official cause and manner of death.


Bicyclist hit by vehicle on Main Street

Main Street was shut down at Owens Avenue on Friday after a crash involving a vehicle and a bicyclist, according to Las Vegas Metro police.

Officer Laura Meltzer with Metro said a call of the incident came in at 1:29 p.m. in the area of Foremaster Lane and Main Street.

According to Meltzer, the bicyclist was transported to University Medical Center Trauma before officers arrived on the scene. The condition of the injured person was not immediately disclosed.

Police said southbound Main Street was closed while they launched investigation.


PD: Driver in Stratosphere crash on drugs for 6 days

A man claimed to have been on drugs for six days before his pickup truck plowed through the entrance of the Stratosphere hotel-casino, where he planned to jump off the top of the tower, according to police.

Las Vegas Metro police said 40-year-old Ryan Brown was arrested on Wednesday night after his vehicle crashed into the glass front entrance of the hotel property near the Strip.

According to an arrest report, officers arrived at the property’s valet area on reports of the crash at about 8 p.m. Police said Brown was already detained by hotel security officers.

Brown told police he had driven onto the property, up on the curb and sidewalk and towards the entrance of the casino. He had gotten into an argument with a pedestrian who had gotten in front of the vehicle before he accelerated and crashed into the entrance.

In the report, police observed Brown as being extremely excited as well as soaking wet. He told police he had urinated on himself. He also mentioned to officers his birthday was the same as Elvis Presley’s, according to documents.

As the report stated, Brown told officers he had been fired as a electrician for the Burning Man desert festival after a fight with his wife and he intended to run up the Stratosphere tower and jump off.

Brown stated he had been on cocaine and speed for the previous six days and admitted to smoking crack just two hours before the crash. Police wound up finding 1.3 grams of crack cocaine in the truck’s ashtray and a glass pipe.

The report also stated Brown being excited when he saw flashing lights in the area and asked whether “national news photographers” were waiting for him to come out.

Police later said Brown became combative with officers when he was booked at Clark County Detention Center.

Brown was booked on a felony count of possession of a controlled substance-cocaine and misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence with accident and reckless driving.


Motorcyclist killed in crash near Craig and Rancho identified

Las Vegas police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash.

It happened around 5 p.m. on Wednesday near Craig Road and Rancho Drive.

Police said the 20-year-old motorcyclist was taken to UMC, where he was later pronounced dead.

He has been identified as Kyle Leighton Renfroe of Las Vegas.

Police said Renfroe was traveling southbound on Rancho. An SUV was pulling out of a private lot on the west side of Rancho and crossing all lanes, to get onto Torrey Pines Drive.

The two vehicles then collided.

Officers believe the SUV did not yield to the motorcyclist. They said the driver wasn’t impaired, but it’s unknown weather the driver was distracted.


Motorcyclist injured in North Las Vegas hit-and-run crash

North Las Vegas police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that occurred on Tuesday evening.

It happened around 4 p.m. near Horse Drive and Decatur Boulevard.

Police said a motorcyclist was transported to UMC with serious injuries.

Officers are looking for a red Chevy Impala with possibly a UNLV plate or Hot August Nights plate. The vehicle will also have damage to the right passenger side.

If you know anything about this crash, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

Police said the motorcyclist was heading northbound on Decatur when the Impala attempted to turn in front of the cyclist, resulting in the crash.


Woman killed in head-on collision on I-215

A woman is dead after a head-on collision near I-215 and Windmill Lane.

The accident happened shortly before 1 a.m. Nevada Highway Patrol says a Toyota truck was traveling in the wrong direction along westbound I-215, when it collided with a Hyundai.

The female driver of the Hyundai died at the scene of the accident. Emergency crews transported the male driver of the Toyota to University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say the man may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs.