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2 killed in crash on Red Rock Scenic Loop, area closed during investigation

Las Vegas (KLAS) – Metro police are investigating a fatal crash that has killed two people on the Red Rock Scenic Loop Drive in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

According to police, at Red Rock Loop Mile Marker 9, a passerby reported a 3-wheel vehicle, possibly a Slingshot, that had gone off the road and was on fire.

The two occupants died on the scene.

Around 11:32 a.m. Red Rock Canyon posted on social media that the Scenic Loop Drive is closed for the rest of the day and will reopen tomorrow.

We just received word that the scenic drive will be closed the remainder of the day and will reopen tomorrow (9/26).

— Red Rock Canyon LV (@RedRockCynLV) September 25, 2021

#FASTALERT 10:33 AM, Sep 25 2021
Crash Red Rock Scenic Loop Marker 9
Red Rock Loop is completely blocked
Unknown time on re-opening
Avoid Area

— RTC Southern Nevada (@RTCSNV) September 25, 2021

NHP is assisting LVMPD  in controlling traffic and alerting visitors heading to the Red Rock area that the scenic loop inside the park will be closed for an “undetermined amount of time.”

#TrafficAlert Fatal crash Red Rock Loop (Inside the park). #NHPSoComm assisting LVMPD with traffic control. The Red Rock Loop is currently closed for an undetermined amount of time pending the completion of the crash investigation. #DriveSafeNV #LivesAreOnTheLine

— NHP Southern Command (@NHPSouthernComm) September 25, 2021

This is a developing story check back for updates. 

Today is National Public Lands Day, so there was heavier traffic in the area. Please avoid the area if possible, at least until tomorrow when the loop reopens.

2021 #PublicLandsDay will be remembered for this 100% preventable double fatal in the scenic loop. Unfortunately this is becoming the normal, but 3-4 fatalities a day is the furthest thing from normal. #LivesAreOnTheLine @ZeroFatalsNV https://t.co/aa9eln16lz

— Andrew Bennett (@AndrewBennettNV) September 25, 2021

There are now more than 100 traffic-related fatalities in 2021, with 3 being in this area.