Officer, motorist suffer minor injuries in east Las Vegas crash

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A police officer and a motorist suffered minor injuries in a crash early Monday in east Las Vegas.

About 4:35 a.m., a marked Metropolitan Police Department vehicle with its emergency lights and siren on was heading south on Lamb Boulevard, said Lt. David Gordon in a text. The officer turned to go east on Charleston Boulevard when it was struck by a black Nissan Sentra eastbound on Charleston.

Both drivers complained of pain and were transported to a hospital.

The vehicles suffered moderate damage, Gordon said.

As of 6 a.m., there were some lane closures in the area, which were expected to remain until about 8 a.m.

Motorists should avoid the area.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Contact Marvin Clemons at or at 702-383-0217.