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Pedestrian struck, killed on I-15 near Las Vegas Strip

Updated May 10, 2017 - 2:52 am

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle on Interstate 15 late Tuesday.

The crash happened just before 8:50 p.m. on northbound I-15, just south of the Sahara Avenue exit, Nevada Highway Patrol spokeswoman Chelsea Stuenkel said.

The pedestrian was declared dead at the scene. Early Wednesday morning it remained unclear why the pedestrian was in the roadway. The driver of a blue Jeep involved stayed at the scene and cooperated with police.

All northbound lanes of I-15 were temporarily shut down between Flamingo Road and Sahara as troopers investigated. Northbound traffic reopened by 2 a.m.

Review-Journal staff writer Mike Shoro contributed to this story. Contact Rachel Crosby at rcrosby@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5290. Follow @rachelacrosby on Twitter.

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