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Fiery wrong-way crash kills 2 on 215 Beltway in northwest Las Vegas

Updated June 21, 2024 - 3:42 pm

Two drivers were killed in a fiery wrong-way collision on the 215 Beltway during the Thursday rush hour. A passenger was also injured.

The 4:08 p.m. crash occurred in the westbound lanes of 215 west of Jones Boulevard, according to Nevada State Police.

“A vehicle was traveling wrong-way on the Northern Beltway 215 westbound near Jones and stuck a second vehicle head-on,” Kim Yoko Smith of the Nevada State Police said in an email. “Both vehicles caught on fire.”

The wrong-way vehicle had one occupant, an adult male driver who died at the scene.

The vehicle that was struck by the wrong-way vehicle had an adult male driver — who was also pronounced deceased. And if h one passenger who was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A third vehicle was involved, but the driver was not taken to a hospital.

Several Las Vegas Fire Department units responded to the scene. The road was closed for about seven hours.

This story was updated when the Nevada State Police provided information that the wrong-way driver was the only person in the vehicle.

Contact Marvin Clemons at mclemons@reviewjournal.com.

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