MESQUITE, Nev. (KLAS) — The Nevada Highmeans Patrol (NHP) states a Freightliner tractor-trailer failed to maintain its lane while traveling on I-15 close to Mesquite, causing a multi-car crash that killed the driver.
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The Freightliner was traveling northbound once troopers say for factors unknown, it failed to preserve the travel lane, striking a Peterbilt tractor-trailer that was parked on the best shoulder. It continued traveling northbound in the shoulder, then reentered the roadmeans, rotating.
NHP says the Freightliner crossed northbound take a trip lanes and gotten in the dirt facility median prior to continuing right into the southbound lanes of I-15. The tractor-trailer then struck another tractor-trailer. The cab then separated and overturned.
#TrafficUpdate fatal crash on IR15/ MM122 . Travel lanes in both directions reprimary closed. All website traffic being diverted off at MM122. PIO on scene #SlowDvery own #NhpSocomm pic.twitter.com/Jr90al8Cgm— NHP Southern Command (
A Toyota Camry was struck by debris and traveled throughout the led shoulder right into the desert location. Both of the car’s citizens were transported to St. George Regional Hospital in Utah. They are in significant problem.
The Freightliner’s driver gave in to injuries on scene. The Clark County Coroner will certainly release their identify after next of kin is informed.
This is NHP Southern Command’s 27th fatality and 2first fatal crash in 2021.
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