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2 men from Massachusetts dead after crash at Red Rock Scenic Loop

Loop to remain closed Saturday, reopen Sunday
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Posted at 9:44 AM, Sep 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-25 19:29:03-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Red Rock Scenic Loop about 30 minutes west of Las Vegas remains closed following a fiery and deadly crash involving a three-wheel vehicle.

Shortly after 8 a.m. on Saturday, police say a passerby told them that a 2021 Polaris Slingshot was driving fast in the Scenic Loop south of Rocky Gap Road.

Police say that vehicle was occupied by a 34-year-old man from Chicopee, Massachusetts, and a 33-year-old man from Springfield, Mass.

The road made a gradual curve to the right, police say, but instead of turning right, the vehicle traveled off the east side of the roadway, hitting two or three small boulders. It continued off-road through the desert.

Police say the Slingshot then traveled into a gulley and overturned, trapping the two men inside, and caught fire.

Both men were pronounced dead on the scene. Their identities will be released by the coroner's office.

Their deaths mark the 100th and 101st traffic-related deaths in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's jurisdiction in 2021.

This crash remains under investigation.

The Scenic Loop will be closed for the remainder of the day and will reopen Sunday, Red Rock Canyon says.

The original story has been updated with new information from authorities. Check back for further developments.


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