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Nevada agency identifies deadliest intersections in Las Vegas valley

Posted: 9:03 PM, Jan 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-09 01:12:37-05
DUI Fatal, over the 15 on Flamingo. November 8, 2018

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas has seen its fair share of crashes on valley streets, but three intersections are considered to be the deadliest, according to traffic authorities.

In the last three years, police have reported a total of 28 fatal crashes between the intersections of Flamingo and Pecos Roads, I-215 and I-15 along with Boulder Highway at Nellis Boulevard.

The Nevada Department of Public Safety said Nevada experienced more than a six-percent increase in fatalities on Las Vegas roadways.

"Unrestrained occupants saw the largest increase with a 23.88 percent increase from 2017 to 2018," Andrew Bennett, public information officer with the Nevada Department of Public Safety, said.

On a somewhat positive note, Nevada did experience a decrease in pedestrian fatalities for the first time in the last nine years.

"One thing that saved my life was my seat belt. I was not distracted, I was not on my phone. I had my safety belt. I did everything right, and I have to believe that's the only reason why I walked away," Jason Clayton, car crash victim, said.

The biggest problem is occupants not wearing their seat belts, according to officials, as there was nearly a 25 percent jump in fatalities with people not buckled up,