A 39-year-old man died Friday morning after crashing a vehicle into a pole in North Las Vegas, police said.
The crash happened about 12:30 a.m. when a vehicle heading south on Lamb Boulevard left the roadway and crashed into a pole at Craig Road, North Las Vegas police spokesman Aaron Patty said. A pile of mangled metal could be seen next to a scorched traffic signal pole on the southwest corner of the intersection.
The man died hours later at University Medical Center, police said. The Clark County coroner’s office later identified him as 39-year-old Lacota Bounds.
“We thought he was going to make it,” Patty said at 8:30 a.m., about an hour after he had been pronounced dead.
Investigators suspect that speed was a factor in the single-vehicle crash. No other injuries were reported.
Anyone with information may call North Las Vegas police at 702-633-9111 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.