LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Homicide detectives with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police have taken over the investigation of a reported deadly crash on I-15 southbound Wednesday morning.

Nevada Highway Patrol was investigated the crash on I-15 southbound near Flamingo. The crash happened just after midnight.

LVMPD homicide Lt. Ray Spencer said a driver on southbound I-15 T-boned a blue Nissan Versa that he said "came out of nowhere." Spencer said there was evidence that the Nissan was involved in some sort of altercation before the I-15 crash. Police aren't sure where the car came from.

Initially, investigators assumed the driver of the Nissan, a woman in her late 30s, died from the crash. When the coroner arrived, the woman was found with a gunshot wound to the head.

Spencer said no one was in the vehicle with the victim. Police speculate that the woman may have been involved in a road rage incident prior to the I-15 crash.

Police are looking at casino surveillance footage nearby to determine what may have led to the incident. Spencer said police believe the woman was a casino worker who got off of work late Tuesday at a downtown area casino.

The crash caused major traffic delays Wednesday morning, with I-15 southbound closed near Flamingo. Traffic was being diverted off I-15 to Spring Mountain Road. 

Northbound lanes of I-15 reopened just before 10 a.m.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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ElKabong

I doubt that this had anything to do with road rage. Rage, yes. Road rage, no.

jeezlouise

More ghetto trash crime created by the FATHEAD BUFFOON SISOLAK. Hes turning Vegas into Oakland which is also a crime ridden shthole- Sisolak seems to enjoy causing misery to Nevada residence- He must be so proud to cause death and destruction to further his sickening DemocRat Communist agenda. Sisolak wants us all DEAD. He will probably speak highly of MS-13 and protect the savage animals from prosecution like his Commie cohort Libby Shaff the pos mayor of that shthole Oakland. .

qwerty123

Why is it always Oakland bearing the brunt of attacks? Oakland is only 14th in violent crime in the US. Indianapolis has more violent crime and a higher crime rate per captia than Oakland, but we are not blaming Mike Pence for trying to destroy America based solely on his state of origin. Look beyond the dichotomy of Democrat and Republican keep an open mind and judge people based upon their ideas, not party labels.

MicheleR58

Have you noticed any of the players driving down the strip, etc, they have this attitude. And believe me, seeing how they back BLM....none of this surprises me.

MicheleR58

And yes, they brought THE HOOD with them.

qwerty123

Of course, it's the strip it markets itself to the people with more money than brains. Especially since the only thing to do there without any shows or attractions is gamble and drink.

MicheleR58

You haven't been paying attention. You're in for a rude awakening in due time.

Nevermore

Basically all the major cities are Democratic he**holes. Las Vegas's saving Grace is, it is a tourist destination.

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