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Man struck, killed by truck on I-15

Updated September 25, 2023 - 1:58 pm

A fatal crash left a pedestrian dead Sunday morning on northbound Interstate 15 south of Lake Mead Boulevard.

The Nevada Highway Patrol responded to the crash at 11:46 a.m. on Sunday after a commercial fuel truck struck a pedestrian walking in the far right lane, according to Nevada State Police Trooper Ricardo Cecena.

“For reasons unknown, a male adult pedestrian was in the far right travel lane, just north of the commercial truck, resulting in the truck striking the pedestrian,” said Ashlee Wellman, public information officer for the Nevada State Police, in a press release Sunday.

The pedestrian, later identified in a release as 32-year-old Zachary Tyrus, was pronounced dead on the scene, Cecena said. The truck driver sustained minor injuries.

The Clark County coroner’s office identified the pedestrian Monday as Zachary Richard, 32.

I-15 northbound near Lake Mead Boulevard was closed Sunday afternoon, with all traffic diverted to Washington Avenue, Cecena said. U.S. 95 north to I-15 north was also closed.

The Nevada Department of Transportation said the on ramp from Washington Avenue to I-15 northbound was also closed Sunday afternoon due to the crash.

Just after 4 p.m. Sunday, the Nevada Department of Transportation posted on X, formerly Twitter, that the incident had been cleared.

The incident is still under investigation, Nevada State Police said in a news release. The incident was the 55th fatal crash of 2023 in Nevada State Police, Highway Patrol — Southern Command’s jurisdiction.

Contact Taylor Lane at tlane@reviewjournal.com

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