Wrong-way driver dies after crash with a truck on northbound Interstate 15, in the early hours of Tuesday. The accident occurred close to Las Vegas downtown.
Trooper Travis Smaka of the Nevada Highway Patrol informed that a motorist in a silver Jeep was driving southbound in the northbound side of the highway at 3:30 a.m.
The vehicle directly crashed in an Amazon tractor-trailer close to the Charleston Boulevard off-ramp. After the crash, the tractor-trailer crashed into a UPS semitrailer.
The driver of the Jeep lost his life at the scene. The driver of the Amazon truck suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to University Medical Center. The driver and a passenger in the UPS semitrailer did not have any injuries.
The collision caused chaos for the commuters in Las Vegas valley. All northbound lanes of I-15 were closed by 3:45 a.m. The traffic went back to normal sometime after 1 p.m.
There were many wrong-way accidents in Nevada recently. Such accidents left many people severely injured, and very often, there were fatal outcomes.
The Nevada Department of Transportation is implementing a pilot program in the northwest Las Vegas Valley that will hopefully deter wrong-way drivers entering U.S. Highway 95.
During the decade from 2005 to 2015, there were 409 wrong-way collisions in the state Nevada; seventy-five people lost their lives in these accidents.
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