LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County coroner identified the man killed in a wrong-way driver crash on I-15 between Charleston and Sahara as 39-year-old Frank John Magliarditi of Henderson. The cause of his death is still pending.
Family released photos of Magliarditi to 8 News NOW describing him as a loving upbeat father who was always positive and would do anything for his kids.
The crash happened on Tuesday around 3:30 a.m. Travis Smaka with NHP said the driver, Magliarditi, was driving his silver Jeep southbound in the northbound lanes of I-15 when he crashed into a tractor-trailer near Oakey causing that tractor-trailer to crash into another semi-truck.
The wreck was so bad the northbound lanes of I-15 were closed for 10 hours while crews worked to clear debris and repair damage to the freeway. At one point, traffic on I-15 northbound was backed up to past Russell Road.
Magliarditi was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the first tractor-trailer was transported to University Medical Center’s trauma unit. The two people in the second tractor-trailer were not injured.
This is the second fatal wrong-way crash on I-15 northbound in the past three weeks. Both crashes happened in the HOV lane.