I-15 reopens after hours-long closure due to fiery, wrong-way crash involving pickup truck, semi

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Posted at 6:04 AM, Mar 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-11 12:56:17-05

JEAN (KTNV) — The Interstate 15 has reopened after a fiery, suspected DUI crash caused an hours-long closure on the freeway Friday morning.

Nevada State police say the crash was caused when a pickup truck driving the wrong way on the I-15 hit a semi-truck head-on near Jean around 2:45 a.m.

The northbound lanes reopened shortly before 10 a.m.

NSP says troopers first responded to reports that a Ford pick-up truck was traveling the wrong way near I-15 and St. Rose Parkway.

The crash happened on I-15 and mile marker 15, just north of Jean.

Troopers say the semi-truck caught fire.

Both drivers are stable, authorities say.

The driver of the pickup truck is suspected of DUI.

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