The driver of a black BMW traveling at a high rate of speed on SB 1-15 early Tuesday morning lost control before crashing, claiming the life of the female passenger. According to Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Jeremie Elliott witnesses saw the car speeding before fishtailing and sliding into the back of a Las Vegas Paving Company work truck. The male driver of the BMW was taken to UMC with life-threatening injuries. The status of the driver is unknown at this time. The express lanes are closed to southbound traffic. Stay with KXNT for more details.