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UPDATE: Coroner identifies man killed in crash near McCarran Airport after striking post

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Posted at 12:30 PM, Jul 15, 2021

UPDATE JULY 20: The Clark County Coroner has identified the man who was killed as 64-year-old James Jay Flier from North Las Vegas. Flier's cause of death is still pending the final results of the autopsy.

ORIGINAL STORY: Las Vegas police are investigating a deadly crash early Thursday morning near McCarran International Airport.

Officers were called to the intersection of Paradise Road and Flight Path Avenue at about 5 a.m. after receiving reports of a single-vehicle collision.

Authorities say a GMC Sonoma pickup was traveling eastbound on Flight Path Avenue when it went into the median and struck a post.

Arriving medical personnel transported the driver to Sunrise Hospital for treatment but the 64-year-old died, according to police.

The collision remains under investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's Collision Investigation Section.