North Las Vegas police investigate fatal 5-vehicle crash Tuesday morning
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - The North Las Vegas Police Department is investigating a fatal crash involving five vehicles on Tuesday morning.
According to NLVPD, officers responded just after 6 a.m. to a report of a five-vehicle crash at Civic Center and Owens.
People who live near where the crash happened said they see people speeding through the intersection and they are still in shock about Tuesday’s crash.
“It will affect the way I drive today because I have to watch out for the other drivers,” said North Las Vegas resident Barbara Marks.
NLVPD says that a Silver Hyundai was traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on Eastern, approaching Owens.
Police say that a white truck was going westbound when the Hyundai struck the truck, which then struck several other vehicles. NLVPD says the Hyundai continued northbound on Owens and came to rest near the intersection.
“Not good,” said North Las Vegas resident Samuel Arcia. “I just started praying for everybody in the accident.”
“Just to see it, it is really heart wrenching to me and the families,” said Marks.
Police say multiple medical personnel units were called and one person was pronounced deceased on scene. Two people were transported to UMC in serious condition, according to police.
The Clark County Coroner’s Office identified the person who died as 26-year-old Moises Martinez.
“I am shocked. people should have more consideration,” said Marks.
NLVPD advised that the intersection was closed during the investigation. All roads are now back open.
Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact NLVPD.
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