LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The following is a roundup of breaking news for February 16, 2019 from around the Las Vegas valley.
Officials with the Nevada Highway Patrol report a fatal crash occurring on southbound U.S. 95, just south of Jones Boulevard. They say that the 2006 Honda Sedan, occupied by the driver and one passenger, was traveling south on the highway when the driver lost control, causing the vehicle to overturn, enter the right shoulder striking a barrier wall, a light pole and a merge sign. Both occupants were transported to UMC Trauma in critical condition. The driver was pronounced deceased at the hospital. Officials believe that speed was a contributing factor.
Two flight attendants were injured on United flight 681 bound from San Francisco to Las Vegas after experiencing unexpected turbulence during the descent. The seat belt sign was on at the time. Once the flight landed the two flight attendants needed medical attention; one had an ankle injury and the other had a head injury. The plane landed safely at McCarran airport at 7:59 p.m.
The Mohave County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing man. Charles Dearstien is 85-years-old, 5' 4" tall, 160 lbs, with grey hair and blue eyes. Charles was last seen in Palmdale, California yesterday at 7:30 P.M. Charles said he was on his way to his Kingman, Arizona residence, but never made it. Charles is driving a 2002 red Ford Ranger. If you see Charles or his vehicle, or have any information on his whereabouts, please call the Mohave County Sheriff's Office at 928-73-0753.
Henderson police say that northbound Anthem Parkway at Reunion Drive will be closed until about 9 p.m. tonight after a crash left the road littered with a light pole and a large amount of debris. The crash involved one vehicle and a man was taken to St. Rose Dominican, Siena Campus with non-life-threatening injuries. Impairment is suspected.
An American Airlines flight from Dallas/Fort Worth to McCarran International Airport was forced to land at Nellis Air Force Base because it was low on fuel. In a statement, American Airlines says the low fuel was due to bad weather during the flight. The plane re-fueled and continued to McCarran without further incident.
A Nevada Highway Patrol officer suffered minor injuries after a driver suspected of being impaired slammed into his vehicle while at a traffic stop on northbound U.S. 95, just north of Ann Road, according to NHP officials. The Honda CRV slammed into the back of the NHP cruiser, causing it to hit the vehicle the trooper had pulled over. The trooper had been speaking to the driver of the vehicle that he had pulled over and was forced to jump out of the way to avoid serious injury. The driver of the Honda, 23-year-old Benjamin Perri, was arrested and booked on the DUI charges as well as reckless driving, fail to use due care, no seatbelt, fail to yield to an emergency vehicle and possession of a firearm while intoxicated.
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