A 77-year-old Las Vegas man involved in an April 6 crash died from his injuries early Wednesday.
According to the Clark County coroner’s office, Burl Malone died just after midnight Wednesday from blunt force injuries to the head. The county coroner ruled his death an accident.
About 6 a.m. April 6, Malone was driving north on the 215 Beltway near Charleston Boulevard. He tried to make a lane change and lost control of the vehicle, according to the Highway Patrol.
The vehicle struck the median and the impact redirected the vehicle across all northbound lanes, where it entered the right shoulder and then came to a rest in the rock embankment.
Malone, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken to University Medical Center with critical injuries. He later was transferred to another facility for care, according to the Highway Patrol.
Investigators believe impairment was a factor in the crash.
This was the 20th fatal crash for the Highway Patrol’s southern command in 2017. The crashes have resulted in 22 fatalities.
Review-Journal reporter Rio Lacanlale contributed to this report.
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