LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Nevada State Police shut down traffic lanes along the I-15 in North Las Vegas following a deadly three-car crash investigation.

It happened on Tuesday shortly after 2:30 p.m. along I-15 northbound, south of Cheyenne Avenue. Once officers arrived they determined that three vehicles were traveling northbound in the far-right travel lane. 

The first vehicle was a white Nissan van, the second vehicle was also a white Nissan van and the third vehicle was a black Dodge van. The first van was behind the second van and the second van was behind the third. 

For unknown reasons, the first white van did not slow down and ended up hitting the rear of the second white van. The second van was then pushed forward causing its front to hit the rear of the third van. 

The driver of the first van, identified as a male adult was taken to University Medical Center in critical condition and was later pronounced deceased. 

The driver of the black van was a male adult and had a female adult passenger. Both were taken to UMC with non-life-threatening injuries. 

The driver of the second white van was not taken to the hospital but had moderate injuries. 

A hard closure was put in place on the two right travel lanes leaving drivers an open lane on the left.

Drivers should seek alternate routes if possible as delays are expected.