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Metro PD releases body camera video of Governor’s traffic crash

Published: Oct. 17, 2021 at 8:07 PM PDT|Updated: Oct. 28, 2021 at 11:47 AM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (KOLO) - OCT. 28 UPDATE: Las Vegas Metro Police have released the body camera video from the officer who spoke with Gov. Steve Sisolak after the Governor was involved in an traffic crash.

OCT. 20 UPDATE: Gov. Steve Sisolak was cited for an accident that caused him minor injuries on Sunday, the governor’s office confirmed Monday.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department report said Sisolak was in a turn lane with a flashing yellow light.

Sisolak turned and was hit by a vehicle that was going about 62 mph in a 45 mph zone about 1.5 seconds before impact, the report said. It slowed to about 43 mph at the time of impact.

Because Sisolak attempted a left turn on a flashing yellow signal and failed to yield the right of way, he was determined to be at fault for the collision, the report said.

Police redacted the name of the other driver. She was cited for speeding.

ORIGINAL STORY: Las Vegas police are investigating a crash involving Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak.

It happened shortly before 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon near Rainbow Boulevard and Russell Road in southwest Las Vegas

It involved a Lexus SUV and a red sedan, thought police did not say which car the governor was driving.

Sisolak and the other driver were transported to an area hospital where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The governor was released from the hospital around 3 p.m. and was is said to be resting at home.

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