Fatal Crash on I-15 Near Apex: 2 Dead, 3 Injured

Posted on July 25, 2012

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A Ford F-250 towing a trailer was traveling on the southbound side of I-15 when it experienced a blowout, crossed into the northbound lanes and crashed Wednesday evening. Two people died at the scene and three others were hospitalized. The truck’s tire tread separation may have contributed to the fatal wreck, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

According to highway patrol spokesman Sgt. Kevin Honea, “The driver over-corrected and came across the center median into the northbound travel lanes of I-15. It appears, at this point, they suffered rear-tire tread separation.”

The vehicle’s occupants were a family from Logandale. A female adult and a 3-year-old child died at the scene of the accident. A male adult and two children were taken to University Medical Center, but suffered non-life-threatening injuries according to authorities. The identities of the accident victims have not yet been disclosed.

The accident and the subsequent investigation stalled traffic for most of the evening as Nevada Highway Patrol forensically mapped the scene, measuring distance, skid factors and speed. The Nevada Highway Patrol re-opened all lanes of traffic along I-15 near Apex at approximately 10 p.m. Wednesday night.

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