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Pedestrian Dies Trying to Cross I-15 in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a pedestrian was killed while attempting to cross Interstate 15 near the Las Vegas Strip.

The Nevada Highway Patrol says the incident happened Sunday morning.

Troopers received a call around 7:50 a.m. about an injured man who was running across I-15 near Flamingo Road.

NHP spokeswoman Chelsea Stuenkel says the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The female driver of the car that struck him was hospitalized with minor injuries.

The Clark County coroner will confirm the man’s identity after family notifications.

Southbound lanes for a stretch of I-15 have been closed, backing up traffic for several miles.

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