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VIDEO: Driver crashes into 4K-pound art piece in Las Vegas median, county says

Posted: 1:05 PM, Jan 13, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-14 09:06:08-05
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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE: A Jeep was exiting the 215 beltway onto Eastern Avenue when the driver veered into the center median and hit a piece of public artwork.

Nevada Highway Patrol says the Jeep continued on and struck a Chipotle restaurant. After the sculpture was hit, it rolled over and struck another vehicle.

Police say there were no injuries and the driver of the Jeep passed a field sobriety test. The driver was cited for improper turn and failure to use due car.

ORIGINAL STORY:

An SUV crashed into a 4,000 pound sculpture in southeast Las Vegas over the weekend, according to Clark County.

The county shared dashboard camera video of the crash on Eastern Avenue near the 215 beltway.

The art piece, titled "Norte y Sur," was designed by Las Vegas artist Luis Valera-Rico.

Area near the crash: