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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say a driver lost control of his pickup truck and died in a crash.

Authorities say the accident happened just after 3 a.m. Saturday on Jones Boulevard near Transverse Drive.

According to officers, the truck was speeding and failed to negotiate a curved roadway.

The pickup ran over a raised center median, went off the road and hit several boulders and trees.

The 23-year-old male driver was thrown of the vehicle and tumbled through a parking lot.

Emergency responders pronounced him dead at the scene.

Police say alcohol may have been a factor.

The crash remains under investigation.

The driver’s identity has not been released.

The death marks the 55th traffic-related fatality this year for police.


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