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Nevada Highway Patrol had a busy early morning in the Las Vegas area

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Posted at 6:16 PM, May 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-10 18:42:49-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — It was a busy early morning for Nevada Highway Patrol in the Las Vegas area.

NHP says they responded to a vehicle fire near Lake Mead Boulevard and Los Feliz Street at about 6 a.m.

One person was confirmed dead at the scene, police say.

NHP also responded to a fatal crash involving a wrong-way driver on Interstate 15 northbound at Clark County Mile Marker 75 near Valley of Fire.

NHP says the wrong-way driver collided with a tractor-trailer.

The Clark County coroner has identified the deceased as 29-year-old Cristal Velazquez of Las Vegas. Her official cause of death is pending.

No other information about either incident was available at the time of publication.