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Truck accident and car fire cause delays on the I15 in Las Vegas
On Thursday morning, a crash on southbound I-15 at Lake Mead caused a major traffic backup, according to the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. Nevada State Police responded at approximately 7:15 a.m. and determined that the incident was caused when a semi-truck failed to maintain its travel lane and collided with the left-rear end of an SUV. The SUV was redirected into a center median barrier and caught fire after the impact. Fortunately, the driver of the SUV, a female adult, only sustained moderate injuries and was taken to UMC Trauma in stable condition. Impairment is not suspected at this time; however, the investigation is ongoing.
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March 17, 2023
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