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Las Vegas breaking news for Feb. 3, 2020

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Posted at 5:45 AM, Feb 03, 2020

The following is a roundup of breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley.

UPDATE 10:15 A.M.
Las Vegas police say the crash at Rainbow Boulevard and Eldora Avenue, near Sahara Avenue, is deadly. Traffic is shut down southbound on Rainbow Boulevard at Laredo Street. Please avoid the area. No other details were immediately available.

9:30 A.M.
Crews are responding to a crash on Rainbow Boulevard and Eldoro Avenue (near Sahara). The Regional Transportation Commission says all lanes are blocked in both directions at the intersection, avoid the area if possible.

UPDATE: 7:41 A.M.
Traffic Fatal Detail is now responding to the rollover crash involving two vehicles near Desert Inn Road and Jones Boulevard. Police say the drivers of each vehicle were transported to the hospital, one of the drivers is in critical condition.

The entire intersection is closed and is expected to reopen around 11 a.m. READ AN UPDATE FROM POLICE

6:58 A.M.
Crews are on the scene of a crash near Desert Inn Road and Jones Boulevard. There are road closures in the area due to the crash. The intersection is shutdown. Avoid the area.

According to a later release, A 2019 Volkswagen Hetta turned in front of a 2018 Ford Edge. The ford Edge then struck a curb, causing it to roll. The driver of the Ford did not have on a seatbelt and sustained significant injuries. The driver of the Volkswagen was also transported to UMC with life-threatening injuries and remains in critical condition. Neither driver displayed signs of impairment.

OVERNIGHT
Patrol officers say they tried to stop a reckless driver near Tropicana Avenue and Maryland Parkway shortly after 3 a.m. on Monday morning. The driver didn't stop and officers did not chase him, police say. A short time later, the same driver ran over a median at Maryland Parkway and Reno, disabling his vehicle. The driver initially refused to exit the vehicle, police say, but eventually exited and was taken into custody without injury. It was later discovered that the vehicle the driver was driving was stolen, police say. Northbound Maryland Pkwy was closed for around 30 to 60 minutes while authorities investigated the crash and vehicle removed from roadway.

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