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Driver killed in crash at Tropicana Avenue, Sandhill Road in Las Vegas

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Posted at 4:39 PM, Dec 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-22 02:28:02-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The intersection of Tropicana Avenue and Sandhill Road was shut down for several hours on Tuesday after a fatal crash.

The crash between two vehicles happened at the intersection just west of Interstate 515 at approximately 3:36 p.m., according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

According to police, the initial collision involved a Nissan Altima and a Honda Fit. The driver of the Honda was turning left from eastbound Tropicana to go north on Sandhill Road "when the traffic signal displayed a flashing yellow arrow."

The front end of the Honda hit the Nissan, which was traveling westbound on Tropicana, police said. The force of the crash sent the Nissan into a Jeep Cherokee that was stopped at the intersection.

The driver of the Honda was transported to Sunrise Hospital where, "despite medical intervention," they succumbed to their injuries. Police said the other drivers remained at the scene and did not show signs of impairment.

The crash remains under investigation and marks the 146th traffic-related fatality in LVMPD jurisdiction this year.