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One dead after fiery crash overnight on Lake Mead in North Las Vegas

A 21-year-old man died after a fiery crash early Saturday morning on Lake Mead Boulevard in North Las Vegas, officials said.

Police and fire crews were called to the intersection of Belmont Street and E. Lake Mead Boulevard around 12:05 a.m. after a two-car crash left the man trapped in his Chevrolet pickup truck while the vehicle burst into flames, according to a statement from the North Las Vegas Police Department.

Rescuers were unsuccessful when they “attempted to extinguish the flames while attempting to extricate the driver,” the statement said.

The man’s death is the fifth traffic fatality in the city this year. His identity will be released by the Clark County coroner’s office.

Investigators said they believe the man was turning left from E. Lake Mead onto S. Belmont and did not yield to a grey BMW 3-series traveling down Lake Mead toward Belmont.

“The blue Chevrolet ended up impacting a traffic control device and from witnesses accounts, immediately caught on fire,” police said.

Investigators do not believe speed or impairment were involved in the crash, but encourage anyone with information to call the department at 702-633-9111.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at sschnur@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

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