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Pahrump man dies in dump truck crash

Posted at 6:11 PM, Jul 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-21 21:11:33-04

A Pahrump man died in a crash Wednesday involving a dump truck.

Nevada Highway Patrol reported around 6:30 a.m., a white Freightliner dump truck was traveling westbound on West Bell Vista Avenue east of Spring Meadow Road, not far from the Nevada-California stateline. The driver allowed the truck to cross the centerline and eastbound travel lane into the native desert terrain south of the highway. The truck continued southwest, rotated clockwise and overturned.

The unrestrained 78-year-old male driver of the truck succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash and was pronounced deceased on scene. The driver was later identified as Pahrump resident Donovan Bockstadter.