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Las Vegas police officer injured in crash near airport

Updated March 14, 2019 - 7:46 pm

A Las Vegas police officer had minor injuries Thursday evening after his vehicle collided with a sedan near McCarran International Airport.

Police were called about 5:15 p.m. to the crash, at East Tropicana Avenue and Kelch Drive, west of Paradise Road, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Richard Meyers said.

The crash was between a “motor unit” officer and a sedan-style car, he said. The officer was hospitalized with minor injuries and was in stable condition Thursday night.

Detectives do not believe that impairment was a factor in the crash. Tropicana was reopened Thursday night after briefly closed to traffic, Meyers said.

Further information was not immediately available.

Contact Katelyn Newberg at knewberg@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0240. Follow @k_newberg on Twitter. Tony Garcia contributed to this report.

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