PD: Driver fled rollover crash on Sahara near Sloan

Las Vegas Metro police urged motorists to avoid westbound Sahara Avenue at Sloan Lane after a rollover crash involving a hit-and-run driver.

Officer Laura Meltzer, of Metro, said a call of the incident came in at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday.

According to Meltzer, at least two vehicles were involved in the crash with one of the cars rolled over as a result.

A person from one of the vehicles fled the scene on foot.

Police said westbound lanes of Sahara were shut down as a result of the incident.



Motorcyclist involved in crash near Craig and Decatur

Closures and delays were expected Tuesday morning in northwest Las Vegas after a motorcyclist was involved in a crash.

According to Las Vegas Metro police, the incident happened just after 6 a.m. in the area of Craig Road and Decatur Boulevard.

Police did not immediately disclose details of the crash other than a motorcycle and another vehicle were involved.

The motorcycle rider was transported to a Las Vegas area hospital with critical injuries.



Grandmother, child, 6, killed in bus stop crash

A grandmother and her 6-year-old granddaughter died Monday in a hit-and-run crash at a bus stop on Sahara Avenue at Maryland Parkway.

Metro Police say an impaired driver struck the victims at the bus stop at approximately 2:30 p.m. Seven people were standing near the bus shelter when the crash happened. An 18-month-old girl also suffered minor injuries.

Investigators say the driver, Leonardo Ruesga, 20, drifted off the road and into the people standing near the bus stop.

The grandmother, 58,  and her granddaughter were taken to University Medical Center where they died. The 18-month-old girl was taken to Sunrise Hospital and later released.

Police say neither Ruesga nor his 15-year-old passenger suffered injuries. Police say both left the scene of the accident.

Authorities said a witness followed the car to an apartment, where Ruesga and his passenger were hiding.

Officers arrested Ruesga on two counts of DUI involving death and one count of failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

“There is no reason for anyone to ever get behind the wheel drunk. There’s no reason for anybody to leave the scene of an accident,” said Sgt. Richard Strader, Metro Police. “We tell everybody to use the sidewalks and the crosswalks to remain safe, but when we have knuckleheads like this driving up on the sidewalk. I don’t know what to say. It’s disheartening.”

“They should be held accountable for what they did. They should have stayed there instead of running,” said Dennis Dimzon, resident.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office will release the names of the woman and child once family members have been notified.



Pedestrian struck in hit-and-run crash on the Strip

A pedestrian suffered injuries after being struck by a vehicle on Las Vegas Boulevard Monday morning.

The crash occurred at approximately 3 a.m. The pedestrian was taken to University Medical Center in unknown condition, police said.

The driver did not stay at the scene.

Northbound Las Vegas Boulevard between Circus Circus Drive and Sahara Avenue was closed for nearly five hours while police investigated.



Pedestrian struck by vehicle on Boulder Highway near Russell

A person was rushed to a Las Vegas area hospital after being struck by a vehicle early Monday on Boulder Highway.

According to Las Vegas Metro police, the pedestrian was hit near the intersection of Boulder Highway and Russell Road shortly before 2 a.m.

Police said the male victim was taken to the hospital. His condition was not immediately disclosed.

Police also did not immediately disclose details of the crash.



Motorcyclist killed in crash on I-15 near Cheyenne identified

A motorcyclist was killed on Saturday afternoon after crashing on Interstate 15 near East Cheyenne Avenue.

According to Nevada Highway Patrol, two motorcyclists were heading northbound when the bikes came into contact.

One of the motorcyclists was able to stay in control of his bike, but the other one could not.

Witnesses say the motorcyclists were traveling at a high rate of speed.

The Clark County Coroner has identified the victim as 29-year-old Johnny James Kelly of North Las Vegas.

The crash was reported at 2:38 p.m. The northbound lanes were closed for several hours.



Driver pronounced dead on scene in car crash on Commerce

The North Las Vegas Police Department has confirmed the driver in a single vehicle crash on Commerce Street, north of Gowan Road, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the driver was heading north on Commerce Street at around 10:40 a.m., when the car veered off the road and struck a power pole. They said a fire immediately erupted from inside the car.

The identity of the driver is not known at this time. No other people are believed to be hurt or were involved in the crash.



Motorcyclist critical after accident; eastbound Windmill-Paradise closed

The eastbound lanes of Windmill Lane near Paradise Road are closed after a motorcyclist was critically injured in a crash Friday, Las Vegas police said.

The collision with a vehicle happened about 7:50 a.m. on Windmill, west of the Paradise intersection.

The motorcyclist was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.

Metro’s Fatal Detail has been called out to the scene.



Vehicle sought after teen critically injured in hit-and-run crash

Police said they are looking for a vehicle that is believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run crash in south Las Vegas on Thursday morning.

The crash happened at 7:51 a.m. near the intersection of Hacienda Avenue and Topaz Street.

Officer Laura Meltzer, of Las Vegas Metro police, said a vehicle hit a teen girl and then left the scene.

Meltzer said the girl, who was critically injured in the crash, was taken to Sunrise Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

The vehicle was described as a white, 2001 Nissan Frontier with Nevada license plate number 256-VXD, according to Meltzer. She said the vehicle will likely have sustained significant front-end damage.



PD: Girl struck by vehicle near Western High School

Las Vegas Metro police reported a girl was taken to University Medical Center Wednesday after being struck by a vehicle near Western High School, which is located on West Bonanza Road, near North Decatur Boulevard.

Police said the girl, whose age wasn’t immediately available, was in a crosswalk about 2:40 p.m. when she was hit.

The department reported the girl suffered a head injury and was bleeding from the brain.

The driver involved in the crash remained at the scene, police said.