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Las Vegas breaking news for July 12, 2020

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Posted at 8:12 AM, Jul 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 16:00:45-04

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

UPDATE 10:15 P.M.
Rampart and West Lake Mead Boulevards crash: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has confirmed that a young boy (approximately 2-years-old) was ejected from the car that was ripped in half. He was pronounced dead on the scene. The boy’s mother was behind the wheel & is currently in the hospital. READ MORE

7:17 P.M.
Authorities are on the scene of a crash on Rampart and West Lake Mead Boulevards. This is a three-car crash that Las Vegas Fire and Rescue are calling a very serious accident; 1 car was cut in half, 2 people have been transported to a local hospital. Rampart Boulevard is closed in front of Big Lots / Smith's probably for several hours. Avoid the area.

6:11 P.M.
Fire department is on the scene of a vehicle fire on I-15 SB after Lake Mead Blvd, Freeway all lanes blocked, Use other routes.

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6:03 P.M.
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Deputy Chief of Operations, Thomas Touchstone, reports the fire at Pecos between Warm Springs and Maule was about 10 acres of brush and salt cedar trees. It was surrounded on three sides with ranch style custom homes. The Fire appears to have started near Pecos and then was driven east by the wind. Crews arrived and attacked the fire from both sides and were able to knock it down before it got to any homes.

In all, approximately 75 firefighters responded. Clark County Fire Department (CCFD) was assisted by Henderson Fire and BLM. BLM remains on the scene with CCFD crews to mop up smoldering hot spots in the bases of the trees.

There have been no injuries reported at this time.

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5:02 P.M.
Crews from Clark County and Henderson Fire Departments are currently fighting an outside fire in the area of Pecos and Warm Springs. Units from the Bureau of Land Management have also been notified and are on the way to this location.

3:48 P.M.
Las Vegas Fire and Rescue is on the scene at 1409 Teton St. where there is a fire/smoke from AC unit on the roof of 1 story house. The fire is out now, crews are checking for extension, occupant are out safely, no injuries reported, minor damage to the interior in 1 rear bedroom.

3:20 P.M.
Stephanie Street is closed in both directions at the US-95 due to a vehicle fire, according to the Regional Transportation Commission. Avoid the area.

The RTC also reports northbound Pecos Road is closed at Warm Springs due to a fire in the area. Avoid the area.

1:43 P.M.
Las Vegas police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man's death after authorities say a body was found in a drainage canal near the Arts District yesterday morning.

Officers responded to reports of the body shortly before 9 a.m. on July 11 near the intersection of Industrial Road and Western Avenue. Police say responding officers found a man with apparent stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The man's identity and the cause and manner of death will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

Homicide detectives are currently investigating the death. The circumstances leading up to the incident are still unknown, according to police. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at 702-828-3521 or email homicide@lvmpd.com.

To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or online at crimestoppersofnv.com.

Area where the body was found:


UPDATE JULY 22: The Clark County Coroner has identified the decedent as 62-year-old Arthur R. Green from Las Vegas. The cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries, an accident.

Las Vegas police say a 61-year-old man riding a motorized wheelchair was hit by a truck and killed on Saturday night after a suspected DUI crash on S. Decatur Boulevard north of W. Flamingo Road. Police say a Dodge Ram hit the man and he was ejected into the roadway. Paramedics took him to the hospital in critical condition where he later died. Police say the driver, 53-year-old Kevin Robinson, showed signs of impairment and was booked on multiple charges. The identity of the deceased and the cause of death will be released by the coroner's office at a later date. This death marks the 49th traffic-related death in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's jurisdiction for the year 2020. The crash remains under investigation.


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