LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — UPDATE: According to Nevada Highway Patrol troopers, two people were seriously injured in a crash at Blued Diamond Road and Torrey Pines Friday morning. Initially NHP tweeted that a person had died in the crash, but that information was not correct.
(NHP’s Tweet is below)
#trafficalert ⚠️ Fatal crash 160/Torrey Pines. Road closures in the area, rescue personnel are still on scene. Avoid the area. PIO enroute. #drivesafenv #buckleup #nhpsocomm — NHP Southern Command (@NHPSouthernComm) May 31, 2019
At 10:43 a.m. NHP was called to a motor vehicle crash involving a semi truck hauling double trailers and a 2013 Honda Civic. The semi was westbound on SR160 in the left turn lane to go southbound on Torrey Pines. The Honda was eastbound on SR160 in the right travel lane. The semi made the left turn to go southbound on Torrey Pines and the Honda struck the second trailing unit of the semi-trailer. The Honda drove under the semi-trailer causing the roof to come off the Honda.
The male driver and front seat female passenger of the Honda were taken to UMC Trauma with critical injuries. NHP said there was also a 3-year-old child in the rear passenger seat of the Honda who was properly restrained in a child safety seat. She was transported to UMC and is alert and appears to have no major injuries.
The driver of the semi was transported to St. Rose San Martin Campus for minor injuries. He is cooperating with investigators at this time. The driver and passengers of the Honda have not been identified at this time.
NHP closed off several lanes of Blue Diamond Road, near Jones Boulevard, due to the crash, and commuters were asked to avoid the area.
EDITOR’S NOTE: NHP initially tweeted that one of the passengers was dead, but they later told 8 News NOW that the two passengers were seriously injured.