Las Vegas, NV (July 18, 2019)
Local sources confirm that an airman from Nellis Airforce Base was killed and three others were hospitalized after an accident on Wednesday, July 17th. The incident took place just around 5:18 p.m. on US-90 on Clark County marker 107 near Nipton Rd. The Nevada Highway Patrol reports that the men were all traveling in a 2001 grey dodge van when the left rear tire had a blowout, which led the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The van left the roadway on the right side and rolled over in the process, with many occupants being ejected from the vehicle.
One passenger was required to be airlifted to UMC-trauma for sustained injuries, and three others were taken to the facility via ambulance. A rear passenger sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
All five airmen were assigned to the 820th Red Horse Squadron at Nellis Air Force base. Their identities have not been released at this time
The accident is currently under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Nevada Rollover Accidents
Rollover crashes are very dangerous and have a high date toll in comparison to other types of accidents.
In 2010, out of 9.1 million SUV, pickup, and van accidents in the United States, only 2.1 percent were due to rollover crashes. However, these accidents accounted for nearly 35 percent of all fatal collisions that year.
The expert team of Nevada car crash attorneys at the Cottle Firm are experienced in helping victims recover from deadly crashes. If you or a loved one has been harmed due to a negligent driver, call us at (702) 722-6111.
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