1 dead, 9 injured in 6-vehicle crash near Desert Inn, Jones
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - One person is dead and nine people were injured after a crash Tuesday afternoon.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said the multi-vehicle crash near the intersection of Desert Inn Road and Jones Boulevard around 2:30 p.m. LVMPD said multiple people were taken to University Medical Center.
According to LVMPD, a driver of a 2005 Nissan Titan began to change lanes on westbound Desert Inn and lost control of the car. The Nissan hit the back of a Honda Civic, causing a chain reaction of collisions at the intersection. The Nissan then continued southwest, crossing the center median on Desert Inn. A Tesla swerved to avoid a crash and hit the median. The Nissan continued again, hitting the front of a 2010 Ford Flex.
The driver of the Nissan and all five occupants in the Ford were taken to University Medical Center by ambulance. A 73-year-old passenger in the Ford died from her injuries. Four others in two other vehicles also claimed injuries, LVMPD said.
Police said impairment is not believed to be a factor in the crash. The crash marks the 25th traffic-related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction in 2023.
Desert Inn was closed in both direction between Jones and Red Rock Street. Police asked public to avoid the area.
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