LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper is in critical condition after an incident on Interstate 15 on Tuesday afternoon.
It is believed that the trooper was struck by a vehicle that was being pursued by other law enforcement officers.
After the trooper was struck, the person in the vehicle that was being pursued was shot and killed.
The pursuit began near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and it is believed the car was stolen during a carjacking.
The trooper was taken to UMC Trauma. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is in charge of the investigation.
No other information was provided during the brief press conference. The Clark County coroner will identify the deceased at a later time.
I-15 northbound was closed between Flamingo Road and Sahara Avenue. The southbound lanes are closed from Lake Mead Boulevard to Spring Mountain Road.
Las Vegas police said shortly before 5 p.m. that the northbound lanes have reopened. Shortly after 10 p.m., the southbound lanes resumed normal service.
Police activity has closed the southbound lanes of Interstate 15 near U.S. 95 and the Spaghetti Bowl. Las Vegas police have confirmed that they were assisting Nevada Highway Patrol with a pursuit that ended on I-15. However, they were unable to provide any other information.
13 Action News has not been able to make contact with Nevada Highway Patrol to confirm any information.
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#FASTALERT UPDATE: 1:02 PM, Jul 27 2021— RTC Southern Nevada (@RTCSNV) July 27, 2021
I-15 NB closed Flamingo to Sahara and I-15 SB closed from Lake Mead Blvd to Spring Mountain. Use other routes.
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