Semi-truck driver suffers medical episode leading to major crash on I-15

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - A semi-truck plowed into four vehicles on the I-15 near Washington Avenue in Las Vegas causing major delays during Tuesday afternoon rush hour.

(C) Provided by KVVU Las Vegas Semi-truck driver suffers medical episode leading to major crash on I-15

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue and North Las Vegas Fire Department responded to the crash around 4:30 p.m. The crash caused the semi to go up in flames. According to Nevada State Police, the driver of the semi-truck suffered a medical episode that resulted in the fiery crash.

Police said the truck hit four vehicles on the I-15 in the southbound lanes after passing Washington Avenue. The truck came to a screeching halt near the I-515 exit.

ALERT- at approx 4:30pm @NLVFireDept and @LasVegasFD responded to a semi truck fire. Per NHP the semi truck driver had a medical episode and hit 4 cars on the I-15 from Cheyenne southbound before grinding to a stop near the 515 exit.

Continues in comments. pic.twitter.com/F6WcvoUnzW

-- CNLV Fire Department (@NLVFireDept) November 23, 2022

Nearby drivers were able to pull the semi-truck driver from the cab before the semi-truck caught fire. Crews extinguished The fire and continued to stop the spread into the trailer. Police said the driver was taken to a local hospital.

His condition is unknown at this time.

Continue Reading Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours.