The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a single-car crash that left the driver dead and a passenger critically injured Saturday night on southbound U.S. Highway 95 near Jones Boulevard.
The Highway Patrol responded at 11 p.m. to the single-vehicle crash in the southbound lanes of U.S. 95, south of Jones Boulevard, according to a news release.
A preliminary investigation determined that a silver 2006 Honda sedan occupied by the driver and a passenger was heading south on U.S. 95 when the driver lost control of the vehicle, the release said.
The Honda overturned, entered the right shoulder and struck a barrier wall, a light pole and a merge sign.
Both occupants were transported to University Medical Center’s trauma unit in critical condition.
Speed is believed to be a contributing factor, the release said.