4 Dead, 2 Hospitalized Following I-15 Collision
Six vehicles collided as the result of a wrong-way collision in Las Vegas on Monday night, January 10th.
The accident occurred around 6 p.m. within the southbound lanes of the I-15 Freeway.
A Cadillac was reportedly driving north in the southbound lanes prior to crashing into a Toyota pickup.
Upon impact, the Toyota burst into flames and three occupants sadly died at the scene. The female driver of the Cadillac also died as a result.
Investigators have suspected that alcohol played a factor.
Additionally, two other people were transported to University Medical Center with moderate injuries.
Traffic was rerouted toward Las Vegas Boulevard at Sloan following the crash and there were also delays in the area.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
According to NHTSA, more than a quarter (25%) of accident-related deaths are linked to the use of alcohol. With that being said, according to the CDC, there are 30 people that are killed everyday in a car accident as a result of an alcohol-impaired driver. That is equivalent to one death every 50 minutes.
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.