LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Two people are dead following a wrong-way crash on the 215 Beltway overnight Saturday. On Monday, the Nevada Highway Patrol released more details about the drivers.
Authorities identified the victims as Jacob Wehrung, 30, of Las Vegas, and Ammiel Sera-Josef, 37, of Las Vegas.
The crash happened on northbound 215 at the Far Hills exit.
Pictures posted by the agency on Twitter show the crash appeared to involve two sedans.
NHP’s preliminary investigation revealed that on Saturday, April 3, at approximately 12:46 a.m., a white 2006 Volkswagen Passat, driven by Wehrung, was traveling southbound on the IR215 in the northbound fast lane, but the driver was going the wrong way, NHP said.
At the same time the car was approaching Far Hills Road, a silver 2011 Scion XB, driven by Sera-Josef, was traveling northbound on IR215 directly ahead of the white Passat. The white Passat struck the silver Scion head-on, NHP said.
The drivers of each vehicles died from the injuries they sustained in the crash. They were pronounced dead at the scene. This crash remains under investigation.
This marks the Nevada Highway Patrol – Southern Command’s 19th fatal crash resulting in 25 fatalities for 2021.