A single-vehicle rollover crash last week near Primm resulted in a 66-year-old man’s death, the Nevada Highway Patrol said Monday.
A 2006 Hyundai Elantra sedan driven by Alfredo Cervantes-Chavez was northbound on Interstate 15 about 4:30 a.m. on July 9 near Primm when it entered the right dirt shoulder and struck a rock embankment, causing the car to overturn, the Highway Patrol said in a news release.
The patrol said it was unclear what caused Cervantes-Chavez, a Las Vegas resident, to veer off the road. Cervantes-Chavez was taken to University Medical Center Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead on Tuesday.
The Clark County coroner’s office determined Cervantes-Chavez’s death was an accident due to blunt force trauma to the head.
This is the Nevada Highway Patrol Southern Command’s 32nd fatal crash in 2018, resulting in 40 deaths.