One man lost his leg in a Sunday morning crash on northbound U.S. Highway 95, according to Nevada Highway Patrol.
NHP responded to the accident just before 5:30 a.m. after a vehicle traveling northbound on the 95 struck a wall, continued toward the Martin Luther King exit and struck a second wall.
The passenger got out of the car and was struck by a passing vehicle, according to NHP’s Trooper Loy Hixson.
The man was taken to University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, but was in stable condition just before 10:30 a.m. The man’s leg was severed on-scene, before paramedics responded, NHP’s Trooper Chelsea Webster said.
The woman who struck the man fled the scene but was later found and arrested on suspicion of DUI.
The man who was driving the first vehicle is also suspected of driving under the influence, Hixson said.
The 95 was shut down at the I-15 interchange, just east of MLK, until about 10 a.m. while officers investigated the crash, Webster said.
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