One dies in road construction accident

One person died in a highway construction accident Tuesday morning, Nevada Highway Patrol has confirmed.

Trooper Joseph Fackrell said the accident happened about 6:30 a.m. on state Route 160 near Interstate 15 and involved a front-end loader. It appears the accident happened off the roadway.

There are no road closures at this time, Fackrell said. It's unclear which police agency will be handling the investigation.

Contact reporter Mike Blasky at or 702-383-0283.