Updated March 13, 2021 - 3:46 pm
At least five people were hospitalized following a wrong-way crash early Saturday near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.
The crash happened at Interstate 15 near Speedway Boulevard when a white sedan was traveling south in the northbound lanes, Highway Patrol spokesman Travis Smaka said. The driver of the white sedan struck a silver sedan with four people inside.
A tractor-trailer was then unable to avoid striking the back of the silver sedan, Smaka said.
“It was a very violent crash,” he said.
At least five people were hospitalized. The driver of the wrong-way vehicle was in critical condition on Saturday.
It was not immediately clear if impairment was a factor in the crash, Smaka said. Further information was not immediately available.