Updated September 3, 2020 - 4:40 pm
The Nevada Highway Patrol responded to a wrong-way crash with injuries on the western 215 Beltway on Thursday afternoon.
In a tweet, the patrol said the crash happened after 2 p.m. in the northbound lanes of 215 near the Far Hills interchange. There were minor injuries.
Trooper Jason Buratczuk said an elderly man was driving the wrong way and caused the crash.
#trafficalert Wrong Way Crash, 215NB/Far Hills. Minor injuries, however vehicles are not movable. Expect major delays on the 215NB, use alternate routes. #buckleup #eyesontheroad #nhpsocomm pic.twitter.com/8lXS2Tw7aB
— NHP Southern Command (@NHPSouthernComm) September 3, 2020
Today’s crash is the latest in a series of wrong-way crashes in Southern Nevada in less than a year:
— Last week, a man was killed in a wrong-way crash on the 215 Beltway in the west valley.
— In June, a woman died in a wrong-way rollover crash on U.S. Highway 95 near Lee Canyon Road.
— In May, NHP troopers said they responded to three wrong-way crashes in a four-day stretch on valley roads.
— In December, two women were killed in separate wrong-way crashes that took place within hours of one another in Southern Nevada.