TRAFFIC UPDATE: Desert Inn reopens in both directions following road rage incident

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Posted at 3:53 PM, Jun 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-23 02:55:59-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Two separate critical injury crashes in the Las Vegas valley caused road closures or freeway lane closures Tuesday afternoon.


As of 8 p.m., Desert Inn Road reopened in both directions between Boulder Highway and Backstage Boulevard after an hours-long closure while police investigated a critical crash.

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The second, unrelated crash is on the 215 eastbound near Interstate 15 involving a box truck.

As of 6:30 p.m., the incident has been cleared and all lanes are back open.

Eastbound 215 had two travel lanes closed for several hours after police say a car made an "unsafe lane change" and the box truck hit the car.

The car's driver was transported to the hospital with critical injuries. The box truck driver has minor injuries, police say.

Area near the 215, I-15 via a traffic camera:

This was updated after the closures reopened.