The driver who died in a fiery North Las Vegas single-vehicle crash over the weekend took his own life, the Clark County coroner’s office said Monday.
He has been identified as 37-year-old Kenneth Robert Risher.
Risher’s car struck a light pole near the intersection of Commerce Street and Gowan Road, then burst into flames about 10:40 a.m. Saturday, North Las Vegas Sgt. Chrissie Coon said Saturday.
Responders pronounced Risher dead at the scene.
The coroner ruled his death a suicide, and that he died from injuries he sustained in the crash.
The intersection was closed for several hours while police investigated the crash.
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