Man Dies in Five-Car Crash East of Las Vegas Strip in Accident

Posted on behalf of Henness & Haight on Sep 22, 2016 in Car Accident News

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One person was killed, one was seriously injured and others suffered minor injuries in a five-car collision near the Strip on Friday, Sept. 16.

According to the Metropolitan Police Department, the fatal accident took place around 9:40 p.m. on East Tropicana Avenue at an intersection with South Koval Lane.

In a statement about the accident, police stated that a BMW 3 Series was traveling west on Tropicana when it sideswiped a Kia Optima that was stopped at the red light. The BMW then continued into the intersection against a red light and collided with a Ford Escape that was traveling east on Tropicana Avenue and turning left onto Koval Lane.

The impact caused the Ford to spin and slide into a Nissan Juke that was in line to turn left behind the Ford. The Nissan was then pushed into a Toyota Camry that was behind it.

A total of 12 people were involved in the accident, several of whom were transported to the hospital. Three suffered moderate injuries, two had minor injuries and five were not injured.

The driver of the Ford suffered serious injuries and the driver of the BMW was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. According to the police statement, the driver did not appear to be wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

According to Metro Police, this was the 76th traffic fatality that has occurred in its district so far this year.

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