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UPDATE: Nevada Highway Patrol says man died after being hit by truck on U.S. 95

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Posted at 5:41 AM, Jun 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-06 19:09:41-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE JULY 6: Nevada Highway Patrol says the man hit by a semi-truck on the U.S. 95 on June 30 died due to injuries on July 2.

This marks the Nevada Highway Patrol – Southern Command’s 37th fatal crash resulting in 45 fatalities for 2021.

ORIGINAL STORY: The northbound lanes of U.S. 95 were closed near the Spaghetti Bowl early Wednesday morning as Nevada Highway Patrol investigated a crash.

The closure started at Las Vegas Boulevard with drivers being advised to exit the freeway at Eastern Avenue after 4 a .m.

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The NHP reported the crash involved a pedestrian and a semi-truck with the person transported to the University Medical Center in critical condition.

13 Action News Traffic Anchor Zora Asberry says motorists could take Desert Inn Road or Charleston Boulevard to also avoid the backup on NB U.S. 95.

Later in the morning, the NHP reported the closure was no longer in place and the northbound lanes of U.S. 95 were able to reopen after 7:15 a.m.

Troopers say the crash remains under investigation as it wasn't initially clear as to why the person was on the highway before the incident but the truck driver was not suspected of DUI.