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1 dead after rollover crash near Mt. Charleston

Posted at 5:14 PM, Jun 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-27 20:14:15-04

A woman is dead after she was ejected from her car during a rollover crash near Mount Charleston on June 25.

According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 9:57 p.m. on Lee Canyon Road. The woman was driving eastbound when for unknown reasons the car left the travel lane and entered the right dirt shoulder. She overcorrected and lost control.

The Prius crossed the westbound lane and entered the dirt shoulder, then struck a dirt embankment and rolled over. The woman, who wasn't wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the car.

Emergency crews pronounced the woman dead at the scene. She was identified as 39-year-old Merissa Taylor from Las Vegas.

Investigators believe impairment was a factor in the crash.

This marks the 31st fatal crash under NHP Southern Command's jurisdiction for 2018, resulting in 39 deaths.