UPDATE MAY 3: The Clark County Coroner has identified the deceased man as 46-year-old Erik Duane Stewart. His cause of death was blunt force trauma to his head, trunk and extremities. The death was ruled an accident.
UPDATE APRIL 29 6 A.M.: Nevada Highway Patrol reopened travel lanes overnight on Interstate 15 near Mesquite, according to traffic reports, after the Wednesday evening crash that took the life of one person.
Authorities say their investigation remains ongoing.
UPDATE 9:20 P.M.: The Nevada Highway Patrol says Interstate 15 remains closed in both directions near Mesquite following a deadly crash involving multiple semi-trucks and one passenger car.
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Nevada Highway Patrol reports a fatal crash on Interstate 15 and mile marker 122 near Mesquite.
Multiple semi-trucks and one passenger car were involved, with one person deceased, according to police.
North and southbound travel lanes closed at this time, find alternate routes.
Editor's note: Original story said 4 dead, due to original reporting from NHP. That has now been corrected to 1.
🚨 TRAFFIC ALERT 🚨— Mesquite NV Police (@MesquiteNV_PD) April 29, 2021
Emergency personnel are working a multi-vehicle accident and Southbound I-15 is currently closed at the Nevada/Arizona.
Please avoid the area and allow emergency crews to attend to those involved in the crash. pic.twitter.com/H9CSNn2a5g
#Breaking Fatal crash IR15 and MM122(near Mesquite)Multiple semi trucks and one passenger car , 1 deceased. North and southbound travel lanes closed at this time. PIO en route #SlowDown #DriveSafeNV #ZeroFatalities #NhpSocomm— NHP Southern Command (@NHPSouthernComm) April 29, 2021
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