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Las Vegas breaking news for April 7, 2018

Posted at 12:53 PM, Apr 07, 2018

This is a roundup of all the breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley for April 7, 2018.

11:20 P.M.

Las Vegas police report that a person was struck by a car at West Lake Mead Boulevard and North Rampart Boulevard around 9:30 p.m. Police say a 78-year-old man was not in a crosswalk when he was hit by a man driving a Honda. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Clark County coroner will release name after relatives have been notified. The driver stayed at the scene. 

10:45 P.M.

UPDATE TO U.S. 95 AND CHARLESTON CRASH: Nevada Highway Patrol reports that two people have passed away after a crash on U.S. 95 north of the Charleston Boulevard onramp. The accident occurred when the left rear tire of a vehicle came loose and entered the northbound travel lane and struck the windshield of another vehicle. All three occupants of the vehicle hit by the tire were transported to UMC where a 24-year-old female and a male juvenile succumbed to their injuries. 

9:30 P.M.

UPDATE: Las Vegas Fire and Rescue say the fire is at 990 D street. That is the vacant Variety Day Care Center, not the Westside School as first reported.

9 P.M.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue are responding to a fire at Historic Westside School located at 330 West Washington Avenue. The fire has entered the attic and firefighters are attacking. 

8:50 P.M.

Nevada Highway Patrol says that northbound U.S. 95 north of Charleston is down to one lane due to a critical injury accident. Two sport utility vehicles were involved in the crash. Use alternate routes and please avoid the area if possible.

5:21 P.M.

Las Vegas police are investigating a homicide at 2895 East Charleston Boulevard, near Fremont Street. They say it happened just after 4 p.m.

This story is developing. More information to come.


Around 11:48 p.m. Friday, firefighters responded to reports of an apartment fire at 4255 North Nellis Boulevard, near North Las Vegas Boulevard. The fire was out in 10 minutes. No injuries were reported and damage has not been estimated.


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