LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- One person was killed in a crash on U.S. 95 on Thanksgiving in Las Vegas, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.
The highway patrol responded to the crash at 5:20 p.m. Thursday. Las Vegas Fire and Rescue said several units also responded to the crash.
#trafficalert Fatal Crash 95SB/Lake Mead Blvd, 1 confirmed deceased, multiple occupants transported to UMC. NDOT has a hard closure on US95SB, traffic is being diverted off at Cheyenne. Expect major delays in the area. #drivesafenv #buckleup #drivesober #eyesontheroad #nhp— NHP Southern Command (@NHPSouthernComm) November 29, 2019
According to NHP, a 2005 silver Hyundai was on the Lake Mead Boulevard westbound/U.S. 95 southbound onramp. The silver Hyundai was going too fast for the road conditions and lost control. It began to spin, entered U.S. 95 and was struck in the driver-side door by a burgundy 2019 Hyundai that was traveling southbound.
The male driver of the the silver Hyundai was transported to UMC and pronounced deceased, NHP said. The passengers in the car were not transported. None of the silver Hyundai's three occupants was wearing a seatbelt.
The burgundy Hyundai’s driver was not injured, but its passenger was transported to UMC with a nonlife-threatening lower extremity injury, NHP said.
Investigators don’t believe impairment was a factor, but weather conditions and speed were both factors in the crash, according to the highway patrol.
U.S. 95 southbound was closed at Lake Mead by the Nevada Department of Transportation, NHP said. Traffic was diverted onto Cheyenne Avenue. The highway reopened about 10 p.m.