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One person killed in crash on I-15 north of Las Vegas

Updated December 19, 2017 - 1:04 pm

Troopers are investigating a fatal crash on Interstate 15 north of Las Vegas, the Nevada Highway Patrol announced.

The Highway Patrol responded about 9:45 a.m. to reports of the crash in the northbound lanes near Valley of Fire Highway, dispatch records show.

A 2000 GMC pickup rolled over and an Overton man was thrown from inside, the Highway Patrol tweeted. Trooper Jason Buratczuk said the man, who wasn’t wearing a seat belt, died at the scene.

Investigators think the truck blew a tire, the driver lost control of the pickup and the pickup rolled over, Buratczuk said.

One lane in each direction was closed while troopers investigated.

The Clark County coroner’s office will identify the deceased once relatives have been notified.

Contact Mike Shoro at mshoro@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5290. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter.

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