One person was killed and seven people were injured earlier this month during a car accident that took place near Las Vegas Speedway. The accident occurred Sunday night after a pickup was driving the wrong way on Interstate 15 and collided with another car. The accident occurred near Las Vegas Speedway.
According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, the fatal motor vehicle accident, which happened near the speedway on Interstate 15, occurred around 10:30 p.m, Sunday May 8th. The accident involved a 2001 GMC Sierra truck traveling south in the northbound lanes and a Chrysler 300. The Chrysler 300 was apparently carrying 5 occupants when it was struck by the GMC truck. After the initial collision a tractor trailer reportedly collided with the pickup, which then caught fire.
A passenger in Chrysler, 29 year old Elvira Cortez, died on the scene. Four other passengers in the car were also taken to the University Medical Center, as was the driver of the pickup truck and two in the tractor trailer. Everyone who was transported to the hospital was diagnosed with nonlife threatening personal injuries. Las Vegas reported that there was evidence to indicate that alcohol was a factor in the accident.