1 dead in crash, Charleston shut down near Hualapai

Police say a serious car crash near Hualapai Way and Charleston Boulevard has killed one person.

The single vehicle crashed into a pole around 1:50 p.m. at the 9700 block of Charleston Boulevard near a Home Depot.

Police have shut down eastbound and westbound traffic on Charleston Boulevard. Metro says to expect delays and to avoid the area if possible.

This is the 35th fatal accident in Metro’s jurisdiction this year.



1 killed in northwest Las Vegas crash

One person was killed following a two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning in northwest Las Vegas, police said.

Officer Laura Meltzer, of Las Vegas Metro police, said the incident happened at 7:11 a.m. at the intersection of Jones Boulevard and Tropical Parkway.

According to Meltzer, a person died on the scene. The conditions of other people involved were not immediately known.



Alleged wrong-way driver causes crash on I-15

Nevada Highway Patrol says a wrong-way driver caused an early morning crash on southbound I-15 near Lake Mead Boulevard. The crash closed the interstate for more than an hour.

The crash happened shortly before 3 a.m. According to Nevada Highway Patrol, a vehicle was heading north in the southbound lanes of I-15 when it collided with another vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle heading south on I-15 was taken to University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. NHP arrested the wrong-way driver for DUI.

NHP reopened the interstate at approximately 4:30 a.m.



NHP: 2 killed in crash caused by wrong-way driver

Two people were killed Sunday after a crash that troopers described as a wrong-way collision on U.S. 95.

Trooper Chelsea Stuenkel, of Nevada Highway Patrol, said the incident involving three vehicles happened on the highway north of the Snow Mountain exit about 4:30 p.m. Two people were confirmed dead on scene.

Units with Las Vegas Fire and Rescue and Creech Air Force Base responded to the scene of the accident to assist.

NHP said a total of four cars and an 18-wheeler Sherwin Williams truck were involved in the accident

Troopers say an SUV caused the accident after it was seen driving recklessly and on the wrong side of the road on the 95. The driver of the SUV died on the scene.

The driver of a Chevrolet Camaro is also dead as a result of the accident, according to NHP.

Officials say the driver of the third car was airlifted to UMC in unknown condition. The driver of the semi-truck was said to be alright.

Paint from the truck was leaking onto the road but the HAZMAT team gave the all clear a short time later.



Police: 4th person dead in head-on crash on shortcut road

Police say a fourth person has died in a head-on crash of a speeding car into another vehicle on a shortcut between Las Vegas-area freeways.

North Las Vegas police Officer Aaron Patty said Thursday that three people in a Toyota Camry died at the scene of the three-vehicle wreck about 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Patty says a 28-year-old Las Vegas man driving a Nissan 350Z who caused the crash died later at University Medical Center.

Names weren’t immediately made public.

The driver of a Ford F-150 pickup involved in the crash received minor injuries.

Patty says the Nissan driver was speeding in a 45-mph zone on Lamb Boulevard near Centennial Parkway when he lost control.

The Nissan hit the Toyota on the four-lane road between Interstate 15 and the 215 Beltway.



Boy, 12, struck by car when crossing road

A boy suffered non life-threatening injuries when he was struck by a car Tuesday morning near Bonanza Road and Lamb Boulevard, Metro Police said.

The 12-year-old was in a crosswalk and on a scooter when he was hit around 7:10 a.m.

According to police, he was taken to the hospital with a possible broken leg.

The driver of the vehicle was cited.



2 dead after early-morning crash on Spring Mountain Road

Two people have been killed in a crash involving four vehicles on Spring Mountain Road near Lindell Avenue.

The crash was reported at 5:46 a.m.

Police say that a vehicle was traveling west on Spring Mountain Road when it veered into oncoming traffic near Lindell Avenue. A total of four vehicles were involved, including a Whittlesea Blue Cab.

The two people who were killed were the driver who caused the crash and the driver of the taxi.

It is not known at this time if alcohol or drugs are a factor in the crash.



Officer injured during traffic stop at Tropicana, Tenaya

A Metro officer concluding a traffic stop was struck and injured Thursday night on West Tropicana Avenue east of South Tenaya Way.

The accident occurred just after 11:05 p.m., according to a Metro news release. A 2004 Ford Explorer operated by Jadene Canasa, 22, of Las Vegas was traveling east on Tropicana in the right travel lane when it struck the officer and his motorcycle.

The officer was transported to UMC Trauma with minor to moderate injuries.

There were no signs of impairment from driver of the Ford. She received two citations.



Alleged drunk driver crashes car into apartment

A car crashed into an apartment building near Torrey Pines Drive and Washington Avenue shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday night.

Las Vegas police say car left the road, jumped a curb, hit a cable box and then crashed into an apartment.

One person was inside the apartment at the time, but was not hurt.



Husband of Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani killed in crash

The husband of Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani was killed in a crash on Thursday afternoon.

Clark County officials said 69-year-old Gary Gray was involved in a crash on State Route 157 (Kyle Canyon Road). He was airlifted from the scene and transported to UMC, where he was pronounced dead.

“The entire county family is deeply saddened by the news of Gary’s passing,” said Clark County Manager Don Burnette.

The Nevada Highway Patrol said the preliminary investigation revealed that a Ford ranger pickup, driven by Gray, was traveling eastbound on SR-157 in the area of MM18.

A Jeep Wrangler was traveling westbound on SR-157, approaching Gray’s truck.

NHP said Gray crossed the highway centerline and entered the westbound travel lane where both vehicles collided head on.

The 50-year-old male driver of the Jeep, also from Las Vegas, was transported to UMC by ambulance where he is listed in stable condition.

This marks the Nevada Highway Patrol-Southern Command’s 18th fatal collision for 2015.