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LVMPD officer injured in two-vehicle crash on Rainbow near Russell

A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer was injured after a two-vehicle crash Monday, June 19, 2017, on the 5700 block of South Rainbow Boulevard in Las Vegas. (NDOT FASTCam)

A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer was injured after a two-vehicle crash Monday morning in the southwest Las Vegas valley.

The crash occurred just before 11:20 a.m. on the 5700 block of South Rainbow Boulevard, near West Russell Road, according to LVMPD Officer Laura Meltzer.

The officer was taken to UMC Trauma, but the injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Southbound Rainbow at Russell was closed for the investigation for more than two hours, reopening to traffic around 1:30 p.m.

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