Las Vegas Sun

April 17, 2015

Currently: 77° — Complete forecast | Log in | Create an account

Public safety:

Victims identified in crash that kills 3 at I-15 interchange

Updated Friday, June 18, 2010 | 3:59 p.m.

Fatal crash

Three people died in a single-vehicle crash this morning after their car struck steel beams in a closed construction zone at a south Las Vegas Valley interchange, the Nevada Highway Patrol said. The victims were identified this afternoon.

Trooper Chelita Rojas said the crash occurred about 2 a.m. on an on-ramp closed to traffic from the eastbound Las Vegas Beltway to northbound Interstate 15. She said two men and one woman were in the red Ford Mustang when it struck the beams.

Authorities said the driver, identified as 19-year-old Nicholas Scheafer of Las Vegas, failed to obey traffic control signs and barricades that were blocking the road, which was under construction. Investigators said he entered the northbound on-ramp, where construction materials -- including five steel I-beams -- were scattered across the concrete.

The front of the Ford struck the beams and entered the shoulder, where it came to rest, troopers said. All three occupants of the car were pronounced dead at the scene, Rojas said.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office identified the other two victims as Robert Inouye, 23, and Tiffanee Anderson, 19, both of North Las Vegas. All three suffered blunt force trauma to the head, the coroner said.

The construction zone was marked with “road closed” signs and cones, Rojas said.

Clarification: The age of Nicholas Scheafer was changed after the coroner's office received updated information indicating he was 19 years old, not 22, as originally reported.

Join the Discussion:

Check this out for a full explanation of our conversion to the LiveFyre commenting system and instructions on how to sign up for an account.

Full comments policy

Previous Discussion: comments so far…

Comments are moderated by Las Vegas Sun editors. Our goal is not to limit the discussion, but rather to elevate it. Comments should be relevant and contain no abusive language. Comments that are off-topic, vulgar, profane or include personal attacks will be removed. Full comments policy. Additionally, we now display comments from trusted commenters by default. Those wishing to become a trusted commenter need to verify their identity or sign in with Facebook Connect to tie their Facebook account to their Las Vegas Sun account. For more on this change, read our story about how it works and why we did it.

Only trusted comments are displayed on this page. Untrusted comments have expired from this story.

No trusted comments have been posted.