Fatal Accident on Northbound Interstate 15 in Las Vegas Leaves Artajha Smith Dead
Las Vegas, NV – On Thursday morning, three people, including 28-year-old Artajha Smith and 8-year-old Jh’sani Rushing-Fincher, and a dog were killed in a fiery crash.
It happened on the ramp connecting northbound Interstate 15 to northbound U.S. Highway 95.
The crash occurred at 11:16 a.m. on August 13. Authorities initially said the three deceased appear to be two adults and a child.
Reportedly, a Ford pickup truck towing an off-road vehicle was headed north on I-15 when a speeding 2001 Volvo sedan cut across lanes of traffic, through a restricted area of the highway, and hit the truck’s trailer.
The two vehicles then both went over the wall on the right side of the ramp connecting the two highways. Then the car was pinned under the truck, and both burst into flames.
The truck driver and his 4-year-old daughter escaped uninjured.
Meanwhile, another vehicle heading north on I-15 then hit the off-road vehicle. No injuries reported.
Furthermore, the car driver is believed to have been speeding and driving recklessly.
Investigators needed to get the power shut off to the electrical pole and pull the vehicles apart to be able to determine the extent of the crash.
Sweet Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased victims, especially Jh’sani Rushing-Fincher and Artajha Smith. May the bereaved find comfort in this extremely difficult time.
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