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1 person dies in Spaghetti Bowl crash; all I-15 lanes reopened after semi crash

A man died Monday morning after crashing his pickup into another truck on southbound Interstate 15 near Charleston Boulevard, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.

The 80-year-old driver of the red Chevy pickup truck struck a red Ford pickup just after 6 a.m., Highway Patrol trooper Chelsea Stuenkel said. The man may have suffered a medical episode, she said. The Clark County coroner will determine the cause of the man’s death.

There were no other injuries in the crash.

As of 7 a.m., Nevada Highway Patrol was investigating 15 accidents, Stuenkel said.

One crash includes a jackknifed semitrailer on northbound I-15 in the Spaghetti Bowl. Northbound lanes were closed between the U.S. Highway 95 ramp and the D Street exit. Traffic was being diverted to northbound and southbound U.S. 95.

That crash was called in about 5:15 a.m., according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

A liquid was visible outside the semi, but this is “likely diesel fuel leaking, not the actual load,” Stuenkel said.

The Regional Transportation Commission said about 11:30 a.m. that all lanes had been reopened.

Contact Mike Shoro at mshoro@reviewjournal.com. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter. Contact Rachel Hershkovitz at rhershkovitz@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @rzhershkovitz on Twitter.

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