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UPDATE: Coroner identifies Nevada correctional officer killed in crash

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Posted at 4:18 PM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-30 15:36:39-04

UPDATE OCT. 30: The Clark County Coroner's office identified the man killed as 28-year-old Nathanial Poulopoulos, of Las Vegas. He died of multiple blunt force trauma, with his death ruled as an accident.

The Nevada Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash Friday afternoon on a highway northwest of Las Vegas.

Troopers said the collision happened just after 12:15 p.m. on northbound US-95 at mile marker 96, about 1.5 miles north of Kyle Canyon Road, that involved a Nevada Department of Transportation truck and a passenger car.

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The NDOT truck was conducting freeway maintenance and shadowing another vehicle pulling a broom trailer when a car struck the rear of the truck, according to an NDOT spokesperson.

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The driver of the car, later identified as a Nevada correctional officer, died at the scene with the truck employee suffering minor injuries.

Troopers closed US-95 NB and diverted traffic to SR-157 for the on-scene investigation.

The NDOT vehicle’s lights were on and it appeared the worker was following department safety policies, according to NDOT.

NHP said it was searching for witnesses who may have seen the crash and urged anyone with more information to contact fatal detail at 702-432-5084.