December 22, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say a Las Vegas police officer is dead after a crash involving a patrol cruiser and a pickup truck several miles west of the Las Vegas Strip.
Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie says the officer was responding to a report of a domestic dispute early Thursday when he police car and the pickup collided on Flamingo Road.
Authorities say the officer was trapped in the demolished patrol car until he could be freed by firefighters. He was pronounced dead later at University Medical Center.
The driver of the pickup is also hospitalized at UMC.
The names of the officer and the pickup driver weren'timmediately made public.
Flamingo Road is shut down between Rainbow Boulevard and Tenaya Way while authorities investigate the crash.