LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The northbound lanes of I-15 reopened around 11 a.m. following an investigation into a fatal crash that left a pedestrian dead Tuesday morning.

According to Nevada State Police, the crash happened around 5:20 a.m. in the northbound lanes, north of Sahara Avenue, forcing a closure that extended from Sahara to Charleston Boulevard and caused major traffic delays for thousands of motorists during their morning commute.

According to NSP, the pedestrian was walking in the northbound lanes, south of Charleston Boulevard off-ramp when they were hit by multiple vehicles. They were pronounced dead on the scene.

The identity of the pedestrian will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

The police are seeking any witnesses who might have information about the crash. They are urged to call (702) 486-4100.

This fatality marks the Nevada State Police, Highway Patrol – Southern Command’s 61st fatal
crash, resulting in 74 fatalities for 2023.