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Suspected DUI driver causes 3 crashes, traffic congestion on Interstate 15 near Las Vegas Strip

Posted at 7:08 AM, Nov 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-08 15:20:48-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Several crashes involving the same vehicle caused a major slowdown on Interstate 15 through the resort corridor early Monday morning.

Authorities say a Toyota SUV collided with a vehicle on I-15 northbound near Spring Mountain Road just after 5 a.m. and the SUV then took off but then crashed into a marked Las Vegas police vehicle near Sahara Avenue.

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The Toyota then again fled from that crash scene only to collide into a median on the highway a short time later before catching fire.

Police say the driver of the Toyota was believed to be impaired but no injuries were initially reported in any of the crashes.