I-15 northbound open after 4-hour investigation of fatal motorcycle-car crash

    Northbound Interstate 15 traffic is backed up from Charleston to Spring Mountain some 3 hours after an car-motorcycle accident near Charleston Boulevard on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. (NDOT camera)

    UPDATE, Dec. 3 | The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the person killed as 64-year-old Charles Patrick Higgins of North Las Vegas.

    He died from multiple blunt force injuries, according to the coroner's office.

    3:20 P.M. UPDATE | The freeway is returning to normal flow after a 4-hour fatal crash investigation.

    3:08 P.M. UPDATE | The initial crash details are that a motorcyclist rear-ended a vehicle and was ejected. He died about 2 p.m. at UMC. There were no other injuries.

    The Nevada Highway Patrol fatal detail is still investigating the crash scene. It is unclear when the freeway will be opened.

    2:35 P.M. UPDATE | The crash is now listed as a fatality on the NHP website. No other details are available.

    2:15 P.M. UPDATE | I-15 northbound remains closed. Traffic is backed up to Spring Mountain. Motorists should avoid I-15 northbound.

    1:05 P.M. UPDATE | The northbound freeway remains closed at Sahara Avenue. Major delays are expected.

    ORIGINAL | A motorcycle-car crash on northbound Interstate 15 is causing major traffic delays on Interstate 15.

    Motorists should avoid the area. Delays may last for a few hours.

    As of 12:05 p.m., all traffic on I-15 northbound was being diverted at Charleston Boulevard.

    The crash was reported about 11:20 a.m. on I-15 just south of Charleston.

    A Nevada Gaming Commission officer was at the scene and first reported that the motorcyclist was not conscious, but a nurse arrived and the man was breathing, based on radio reports.

    The motorcyclist was reported in critical condition at UMC.

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