Fatal crash shuts down traffic at Lake Mead, Rampart in western Las Vegas valley

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Posted at 4:59 PM, Mar 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-14 23:45:44-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A fatal crash disrupted traffic at the intersection of Lake Mead Boulevard and Rampart Boulevard on Monday afternoon, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said.

Police initially said at least two vehicles were involved in the collision but clarified later Monday night that it was a single-vehicle crash.

It happened at approximately 3:21 p.m., when police say a gray 2003 Acura TL was traveling southbound on Rampart "at a high rate of speed." The driver failed to negotiate a right turn onto Lake Mead, and hit the triangular "pork chop" median in the northwest corner of the intersection. The car then struck two poles on the median, police said, and came to a stop "straddling the center median" west of the intersection.

The driver was transported to University Medical Center, where they died from their injuries. Police said the crash remains under investigation.

Both directions of traffic on both Lake Mead Blvd. and Rampart Blvd. were shut down as of approximately 4 p.m. Monday, according to the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. The Lake Mead closure was in place between Rampart and Springfield Street, per the RTC.

This crash was among at least three fatal crashes under investigation in the Las Vegas valley on Monday evening. Just before 5 p.m., driver was killed in a rollover crash on Summerlin Parkway. In North Las Vegas, police said a motorcyclist was killed in a crash on Camino Al Norte.

In Henderson, a bicyclist was critically injured in a crash on Boulder Highway Monday evening.