A 26-year-old man died Sunday after his vehicle struck another vehicle while traveling in the wrong lane on Interstate 215 in the south valley Sunday morning.

The 26-year-old driver was traveling in a red Mustang westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-215 around 3:40 a.m. when he crashed into a black Nissan Altima driven by a 41-year-old man near the eastern exit, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

No passengers were in either vehicle.

The wrong-way driver died at the accident scene and the driver of the Nissan was taken to University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

NHP investigators will look into the possibility that the wrong-way driver was impaired at the time of the accident.

Wrong-Way Driving Accident Caused by Negligence

Throughout our more than two decades of experience as Las Vegas auto accident attorneys, we have seen countless people injured or killed in collisions caused by negligence.

Most instances of wrong-way driving are caused by reckless or distracted drivers, including those impaired by drugs or alcohol or who are distracted by portable electronic devices.

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