LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A man is dead and two people were hospitalized after a multi-vehicle crash in the northeast Las Vegas valley.
Evidence at the scene and police bodycam footage showed that a man and a woman were stealing parts from a stolen vehicle near Alto Avenue and Bledsoe Lane around 6:35 p.m. when a marked LVMPD vehicle arrived.
The man and the woman then fled the scene westbound on Alto Avenue in a Chevrolet Tahoe at a high rate of speed, without officers pursuing, police said.
At the same time, a Chevrolet Silverado was driving northbound on Betty Lane, approaching Alto Avenue. An unoccupied utility truck and a Nissan Quest were also parked on a grave shoulder nearby.
The crash occurred when the Chevrolet Tahoe failed to stop at a stop sign, causing it to crash into the side of the Chevrolet Silverado. The Chevrolet Silverado was then re-directed and crashed into the parked vehicles.
The 33-year-old male driver of the Chevrolet Tahoe sustained mortal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 28-year-old female passenger of the Chevrolet Tahoe and the driver of the Chevrolet Silverado were both taken to a local hospital for moderate injuries.
This marks the 104th traffic-related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction for 2023.