Suspect Killed in Las Vegas Accident on Interstate 15
LAS VEGAS, NV (July 28, 2021) – Tuesday, an NHP trooper suffered injuries in a fatal police chase crash on Interstate 15.
A carjacking incident happened around noon which led to a pursuit. As a result, a male NHP trooper sustained injuries.
According to a preliminary investigation, a carjacking about noon on July 27 led to a police chase, which ultimately injured one male NHP trooper.
Reports confirmed that a trooper tried to deploy stop stick spikes to stop the vehicle. Then, the suspect truck the trooper with their vehicle. Afterward, the police shot and killed the suspect.
Responders transported the trooper to University Medical Center in critical condition.
“It’s definitely been a very difficult day,” NHP Trooper Travis Smaka revealed. “My heart goes out to those families.”
Also, a second trooper was taken to the hospital with minor injuries but was already released.
“When they started shooting, I didn’t know what to do,” an anonymous eyewitness said.
According to the witness, as he traveled on Interstate 15 and looked in his rearview mirror, he saw a vehicle in the HOV lane chased by the police. He stopped to the side of the freeway and recorded the incident through his phone.
“That’s when they came close and hit the car on the rear and the car swerved. That’s when they started shooting and I got scared, so I stopped recording,” he added.
“NHP, I think they did pretty good handling the situation, because like a lot of people could have got hurt … It was just crazy, very terrifying,” he said.
May fond memories of the deceased bring the bereaved family comfort.
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