Police: 6-vehicle DUI crash kills 1, injures 3 south of Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –

A DUI crash including six lorries left someone dead and three others hurt Thursday morning, authorities stated.

Las Vegas Metro cops reacted to reports of a multi-vehicle crash the crossway of Las Vegas Boulevard and Warm Springs Road at 10:05 a.m. One person was pronounced deceased and 3 others suffered non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said. The hurt victims were transferred to UMC Injury for treatment.

The six vehicles involved consist of a black Mercedes, silver Lexus, red Ford, Chevy Malibu, gray Cadillac SUV and a blue Hyundai.

Victor Johnson stated he was working at a corner store at the corner of the crossway. He said when he saw the crash, he went out to help.

“I think it’s a tragedy,” Johnson said. “I hate to hear anything like that. However it teaches you life is a true blessing so make every day count for sure.”

He said he likewise saw the suspect try to flee.

“I believed she was a pedestrian, crossing the street when she was running away the scene,” he stated. “I believed she was trying to run away from the accident since she was scared. Had I known it was the individual driving the automobile, I most likely would’ve attempted to stop her myself.”

Nevada Highway Patrol, the agency handling the traffic investigation, said a believed impaired female was driving the Mercedes westbound on Warm Springs Roadway when she clipped the rear-view mirror of the Lexus. She attempted to flee the scene by driving into the South Premium Outlet Shopping mall parking area.

The female drove back onto westbound Warm Springs Road and ran a traffic signal at the Las Vegas Boulevard intersection. She crashed into the Chevy Malibu which was taking a trip southbound on Las Vegas Boulevard. The crash also affected the Ford, Cadillac and the Hyundai that was stopped at a red light in the eastbound Warm Springs lanes.

A cannon fodder verified the driver of the Malibu passed away at the scene.

The crossway was closed down in all directions pending the investigation of the crash.

NHP stated this was a lesson in protective driving.

“This is simply one of those things, when you come through intersections in Las Vegas, if you have a green light, it’s not a bad idea simply to pump those brakes and offer a look at those intersections,” NHP cannon fodder Jason Buratczuk said. “You never know what’s coming through. We all expect people to follow traffic laws, do the right thing. But often, you can have an impaired driver, someone not focusing.”

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