NLV motorcycle officer involved in hit-and-run crash

A North Las Vegas Police Department officer was involved in a crash along Interstate 15 Monday evening, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol’s Trooper Chelsea Stuenkel.

Stuenkel said the crash occurred about 8:30 p.m. on southbound I-15 at the Washington Avenue off-ramp.

Troopers closed the off-ramp and southbound I-15 from Cheyenne Avenue to Washington Avenue, Stuenkel said.

According to Officer Aaron Patty with the North Las Vegas Police Department, the officer was taken to University Medical Center, and his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The NHP later said the officer – a 45-year-old, 18-year veteran of the department, was struck by a hit-and-run driver.


Driver taken to hospital after hitting fast-food restaurant

A driver who may have experienced a medical condition struck a fast-food restaurant and a pedestrian this morning in northeast Las Vegas.

The accident occurred just before 10:10 a.m. on the 4400 block of East Charleston Boulevard, near North Lamb Boulevard, according to Metro Officer Laura Meltzer. The vehicle struck a wall and a pedestrian, who did not require further medical attention.

The driver was transported to a hospital. It was not known whether the driver was impaired or suffered a medical episode.


Bicyclist dead after being struck by vehicle near Sunrise and Lamb

Police say a bicyclist is dead after being hit by a vehicle on Sunday.

It happened around 8:30 a.m. near Sunrise Avenue and Lamb Boulevard.

Witness statements, and evidence at the scene, indicate the bicyclist was traveling northbound on Lamb Boulevard, in the right travel lane, south of Sunrise Avenue.

The 2008 Dodge Challenger was traveling northbound on Lamb Boulevard, in the left travel lane, south of Sunrise Avenue.

The bicyclist suddenly entered the center travel lane, and then left travel lane, at which time it struck the right side of the Dodge Challenger. The bicyclist was ejected, and came to rest in the center travel lane of northbound Lamb Boulevard.

62-year-old William McCarley was pronounced deceased by responding medical personnel. This is the 6th traffic related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction in 2015.

This collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD Accident Investigation Section.


Bicyclist struck by vehicle on Lamb Boulevard

Police say a man was riding his bicycle when he was struck by a vehicle on Saturday.

It happened around 4:54 p.m. near Lamb Boulevard and Manor Green Lane.

Witnesses say the man was riding his bike when he crossed lanes outside of the crosswalk.

He was then hit by a vehicle carrying 3 passengers. None of them were injured.

The bicyclist was transported to local hospital. The extent of his injuries is unknown.


Person walking on I-15 highway struck, killed

The Nevada Highway Patrol reported a pedestrian was killed Thursday evening in a crash on northbound Interstate 15, near Russell Road.

The incident occurred about 7:18 p.m.

According to the NHP’s Trooper Loy Hixson, the pedestrian, a 57-year-old man from Alaska, was in the express lane, crossing the interstate from east to west, when he was hit by a pickup truck. He was then struck by a Nissan. Both drivers involved remained at the scene, Hixson said.

Hixson said it wasn’t clear what the pedestrian was doing on the interstate but stressed that crossing it on foot is illegal.

Troopers closed the left two lanes of northbound I-15 to investigate.

This marked the third traffic-related fatality investigated by the NHP in 2015.


Vehicle in crash that hurt 2 may be stolen, Las Vegas police say

One of two vehicles involved in a west valley crash that hospitalized two people Thursday morning may have been stolen, Las Vegas police said.

The wreck at the intersection of Clarice Avenue and Jones Boulevard, near U.S Highway 95, injured both drivers about 10:45 a.m., Metro spokeswoman officer Laura Meltzer said.

They were taken to University Medical Center, Meltzer said.

One of the vehicles, Laura Meltzer said, was believed to have been reported stolen.


Multivehicle crash cleared on southbound U.S. 95

Traffic is moving normally again after a multivehicle wreck on southbound U.S. Highway 95 shut down a carpool lane.

Three separate crashes were reported about the same time Tuesday morning on U.S 95 near Jones Boulevard, Nevada Highway Patrol trooper Chelsea Stuenkel said. One person was taken to a valley hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The wreck was reported to the fire department about 6:40 a.m., according to the department’s website.

Traffic, which had been backed up to about the Summerlin Parkway entrance, was flowing smoothly by 8 a.m.


Father, son involved in motorcycle crash on Flamingo

Flamingo Road was closed to traffic in both directions just east of Maryland Parkway for several hours Monday as police investigated a crash involving two motorcycles and car.

The crash happened around 1:15 p.m. at Flamingo and Escondido Street. According to police, the father and son motorcyclists were heading westbound on Flamingo when a car, heading eastbound, turned left in front of them. The father was ejected from his motorcycle when he hit the car. The son laid his bike down to assist his dad.

Witness Celene Munoz works at Max’s on the same block and saw the aftermath. She says, before police and paramedics arrived, witnesses rushed to help.

“I’ve never seen anything this bad and I’ll never forget it,” Munoz said. “It’s amazing. People ran from everywhere. A lot of people with big hearts put it that way.”

The father, identified as 58-year-old Alvin Willingham by police, was transported to Sunrise Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The son did not suffer any injuries.

Police say the 85-year-old driver of the red Oldsmobile received minor injuries and waited nearby during the investigation.

Willingham’s injuries are so bad that Metro’s Fatal Detail is investigating the crash, but accidents like these, Sergeant Richard Strader says, are too common.

“It is a problem in our valley,” Strader adds.


Vegas PD: Pedestrian struck, killed after getting off bus

A pedestrian was killed late Sunday night after being hit by a pick-up truck.

Police say a 47-year-old man was crossing Flamingo Road near Decatur Boulevard at 10:20 p.m., out of a marked crosswalk when he was struck by a Toyota Tundra.
The pedestrian was transported to University Medical Center Trauma but died from his injuries.

The driver of the Toyota remained on the scene.

This was the fifth traffic fatality in the Las Vegas Metro Police Department’s jurisdiction in 2015.

Officials were still investigating the collision.


Coroner identifies man killed in Vegas hit-and-run

A 49-year-old Las Vegas man was identified as the pedestrian who was struck and killed early Sunday in a reported hit-and-run crash.

According to the Clark County Coroner’s Office, Ismael Moreno died of multiple blunt force trauma as a result of an accident.

Las Vegas Metro police said the incident happened at 3:24 a.m. on East Sahara Avenue just west of South Mojave Road on Sunday.

Citing witnesses and evidence at the scene, police said Moreno was not using a crosswalk when he was struck by a pickup truck. The driver of the pickup drove off after the incident.

Police later took Samantha McLeod, 24, into custody as a suspect in the crash. Metro said McLeod’s legal counsel was in contact with investigators at about 2 p.m. later in the day.

McLeod was booked into Clark County Detention Center on a count of felony hit and run.

Moreno’s death marked the fourth traffic-related fatality of 2015.