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Pedestrian hit, killed by truck on I-15 south of Las Vegas

Updated March 29, 2019 - 8:05 am

The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash involving a pedestrian and semitractor-trailer that occurred before 11 Thursday night on Interstate 15, north of the Sloan exit.

NHP spokesman Jason Buratczuk said in an email that a driver of a Toyota parked his car on the right shoulder of I-15 and started walking north in the right travel lane when the semitrailer struck the man.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, Buratczuk said.

The driver of the truck, believing he had hit something, stopped at the truck stop on Blue Diamond and Dean Martin to check for damage and alerted authorities, Buratczuk said. The driver did not show signs of impairment and was cooperating with the investigation.

It’s uncertain why the Toyota driver parked his car on the shoulder of I-15.

Northbound lanes of I-15 re-opened after 4 a.m.

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