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Minivan driver dies after crashing into semitrailer near Las Vegas Strip

A collision between a tractor-trailer and minivan left one person dead just after midnight Friday, according to Metro Lt. Kendall Bell.

The crash happened on Russell Road at Frank Sinatra Drive, police said.

The semitrailer was turning left onto Russell Road from the south exit of Mandalay Bay when a Nissan minivan failed to stop at a red light and collided with the left side of the trailer.

The Nissan was lodged under the front of the truck and was partially protruding from the other side of the trailer.

The driver of the Nissan died at the scene.

This is the 97th traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction for 2015.

Contact Lawren Linehan at llinehan@reviewjournal.com or at 702-383-0391. Find her on Twitter: @lawrenlinehan

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