UPDATED: Mon, March 21st @ 12:28 PM – Media Release from Mesquite Fire & Rescue received.

MEDIA RELEASE 

Office of Public Information 

Captain Spencer Lewis 

Fire Chief Jayson Andrus 

Media Release # MFR 21032022-01 

For Immediate use 

Use at will 

Vehicle Accident I-15 Southbound 

Mesquite, NV (March 21, 2022) — Yesterday, March 20, 2022, just before 7 pm Mesquite Fire Rescue was dispatched to a vehicle accident on southbound I-15 near mile marker 117. The accident involved three semi-trucks and five-passenger vehicles. There were a total of 14 people involved. Extrication was needed to remove occupants from three vehicles and an extended extrication operation was required to remove the driver from one semi-truck. One person was transported by Mercy Air from the scene to a trauma center and four were transported by Mesquite Fire Rescue to a local hospital. All other people involved declined medical transport from the scene. Southbound I-15 was closed for several hours while the roadway was cleared for travel. 

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Contact person: Office of Public Information: Captain Spencer Lewis 

Address: 3 John Deere Drive, Mesquite, NV 89027 

Phone Number: (702) 379-0714 

Email Address: PIO-Fire@mesquitenv.gov 

Website: hp://Fire.MesquiteNV.gov 

Facebook: hps://www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVFire

 

UPDATED: Sun, March 20th @ 10:17 PM – The accident was cleared and the freeway was reopened at approximately around 8:30 pm. No release of other facts other than speed was a factor in the accident. More to come tomorrow.

 

ORIGINAL POST:

Mesquite, NV-

Just received word of an accident on I-15.

The accident is on I15 SB MM 117-118. Units are On scene and traffic is being re-routed off the 118 off-ramp. expect heavy traffic.

Breaking news and will be updated as information is made available.

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