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Driver facing felony DUI charge in deadly I-15 crash near Blue Diamond Road

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Posted at 8:44 AM, Aug 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-16 15:05:30-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV)  — The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly Sunday morning crash on Interstate 15.

Troopers reported the collision happened at about 2:45 a.m. on southbound I-15 near the Blue Diamond Road exit.

A silver Lexus IS 250 was traveling southbound on I-15 to exit westbound on Blue Diamond Road when it struck the back of a black BMW Z4.

The BMW was stopped and disabled in the roadway, according to authorities, with a female passenger attempting to push the vehicle from behind.

But when the Lexus struck the BMW it also hit the female. The passenger was then transported to the University Medical Center and later died.

Alexandria Louise Lind, 28, was the driver of the Lexus and currently facing charges of DUI resulting in death and failing to decrease speed or use due care, according to the NHP.

The freeway ramp was closed for several hours Sunday morning for the on-scene investigation.

The Clark County Coroner's office will release the name of the female killed after family has been notified.