Driver critically injured in southwest valley collision

One person is in critical condition after a multi-vehicle crash near Flamingo Road and Durango Drive Monday night.

The crash was reported to Las Vegas police about 6:30 p.m. Monday. Initial reports indicate that the driver of a vehicle traveling south on Durango Drive just north of Flamingo Road fell asleep and began to drive into the far left travel lane, according to Lt. Dan Zehnder. That forced another vehicle into oncoming northbound traffic, colliding with another vehicle.

Zehnder said the driver of the northbound vehicle was transported to University Medical Center in critical condition. Two other people were transported with what he called minor injuries.

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