Man dies following 1-car crash near Las Vegas Strip

A man died Saturday night near the Strip after his car struck a fire hydrant, Las Vegas police said.

Just before midnight, the 43-year-old drove his Dodge Caliber westbound on Flamingo Road near Linq Lane and likely suffered from a medical episode, causing him to strike the fire hydrant, the Metropolitan Police Department said.

The man hit the hydrant at a slow speed but still required medical attention, police said. Authorities took the driver to Desert Springs Hospital, where he died.

He was Winston McEwan of Las Vegas, the Clark County coroner’s office said.

Until the Clark County coroner determines cause and manner of death, the death will not count as a traffic-related fatality, Metro said.

Contact Rachel Hershkovitz at or 702-383-0381. Follow @rzhershkovitz on Twitter.

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