One Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on I-15

May 13, 2021 | Ed Bernstein
One Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on I-15 Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash between a tractor-trailer and a wrong-way driver that killed one woman on the morning of May 9th. According to police, the crash occurred around 6:15 a.m. on I-15 northbound, near the Valley of Fire. A blue Honda Civic was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes near mile marker 77 when she struck the front of a tractor-trailer head-on. The Civic was sent off of the highway and onto the dirt median. The Clark County Coroner’s Office identified the woman as Cristal Velasquez, 29, of Las Vegas. The death marks the 30th traffic-related fatality in NHP’s Southern Command jurisdiction for 2021.   “Car accidents are on the rise in the Las Vegas area. At Edward M Bernstein and Associates, we take these accidents seriously. If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident, we can help you. Call 702-996-3917. Note: These posts are created using publicly available (secondary) sources. The information has not been independently verified. If you see any information that should be corrected, please bring it to our attention, and we will make adjustments. The photos included in these posts do not represent the actual accident scene.”


Ed Bernstein

Edward M. Bernstein, Esq. is the owner and founding partner of Edward M. Bernstein & Associates, and one of the most recognizable figures in Nevada. Ed is one of state’s premier personal injury attorneys and has hosted The Ed Bernstein Show for over 31 years. He has served the Las Vegas community for decades with dozens of community appointments and terms of service. In the year 2000, he was Nevada’s Democratic nominee for the United States Senate.

Ed received his B.A. from Long Island University in 1971 and his J.D. from Widener University in 1975. Since then, Ed’s professional accolades include numerous publications, honors and awards, court appointments, and has been named one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.