LAS VEGAS (AP) — One person is dead after a crash that snarled rush-hour traffic near the busy Spaghetti Bowl freeway interchange in Las Vegas.
Rain and a jackknifed tractor-trailer contributed a messy morning commute.
Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Chelsea Stuenkel says the 80-year-old man who died may have suffered a medical episode before his pickup truck struck another vehicle just after 6 a.m. Monday on southbound Interstate 15 near Charleston Boulevard.
No one else was hurt in the crash.
The tractor-trailer crash a little after 5:15 a.m. closed northbound I-15 just north of the Spaghetti Bowl, where traffic was diverted to U.S. 95.
That crash was called in about 5:15 a.m., according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
A liquid was visible outside the semi, but this is “likely diesel fuel leaking, not the actual load,” Stuenkel said.
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