The man killed when he was ejected Wednesday night from his vehicle on the 215 Beltway has been identified by the Clark County coroner’s office.
Harry Lienau, a 33-year-old Henderson resident, died after his vehicle overturned and he was ejected, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
Just before 9 p.m., Lienau was driving a 2005 Infiniti four-door sedan east on the 215 Beltway southbound on-ramp toward Interstate 15, the NHP said.
The driver failed to maintain his lane as he entered the left travel lane, at which point he overcorrected and the vehicle rotated clockwise and went off the roadway to the right, the highway patrol said.
At that point, the sedan entered the rock embankment, overturned, “ejecting the unrestrained single occupant,” the NHP said.
Lienau was taken to University Medical Center, where he later died.
“Driver impairment is under investigation and investigators believe that speed was a factor,” the highway patrol said.
Lienau’s death was the 26th fatal crash and the 29th fatality in the NHP Southern Command jurisdiction for 2016.
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