Breaking News!!: Jean, NV: Major multiple vehicle crash causes closes southbound Interstate 15.
According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, southbound lanes on Interstate 15 near Jean, Nevada was closed for several hours due to a major multiple vehicle crash.
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The crash occurred at around 8:12 a.m. PT on Saturday, January 5th, 2019, and involved nine vehicles, including two semi-trucks.
At least two people were taken to University Medical Center, with one person in critical condition being airlifted via helicopter.
It was not immediately known how serious the other injuries were.
According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, Interstate 15 was shutdown in both directions for about an hour before northbound lanes on Interstate 15 was later reopened.
As of 1:00 p.m. PT, southbound lanes on Interstate 15 from Jean, Nevada to Primm, Nevada were still closed.
The cause for the major multiple vehicle crash was also still being investigated, and it’s unknown when lanes of southbound Interstate 15 would reopen.
Anyone traveling to southern California was advised to take U.S. Highway 95 south towards Needles, California to Interstate 40.