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November 18, 2017

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Towed vehicle breaks loose on I-15, causes wreck

An SUV being towed by an RV on Interstate 15 came loose and collided with another vehicle, snarling traffic late this morning, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

The RV was headed north on the interstate near Charleston Boulevard about 10:42 a.m. when a Suzuki sport utility vehicle it was pulling detached from the back, NHP Trooper Loy Hixson said. The driver of a white Nissan behind the RV couldn’t avoid hitting the SUV as it drifted driverless in the travel lane, he said.

Nobody was injured, but traffic was backed up in the area for more than an hour as authorities closed the left lane, Hixson said. As of noon, the left lane was reopened and traffic was flowing again.

NHP troopers were investigating how the SUV came loose from the RV.

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