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.

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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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    His vehicle is described as a cream colored older model Cadillac Escalade. He was last seen running his scam at the one of the major casino’s self park parking garage in Las Vegas.
    He tried the scam on me….
    I got into my vehicle which was parked on the top floor of the self park garage. I had parked my car in an area with many open spots around me. The lot was only about 2/3 full.
    As I started my car, I glanced up to look into my rear view mirror when I watched this older cream colored Cadillac quickly pull up and place the front of his car directly behind me and sit. His car was perfectly positioned so that I might have missed it if I had not seen him drive up. I watched for a few more moments when he spotted me watching him in the rear view mirror. He then quickly pulled back then forward then back and forward again and I presume he exited the parking lot because as I left I could not see his car anywhere.
    Description: ~2005 Cream colored Cadillac Escalade,mexican male driver approximately 30 years of age with short military style hair cut, last spotted at the $%#@ parking garage.
    I called the Casino security and gave them a description of the car and driver. I also indicated I was parked so that they could see the entire incident on security cameras.
    If you see this person in a casino parking lot, contact the casino security.
    We all know Mexico has a problem with corrupt law enforcement. With corruption being as pervasive as it is in Mexico, why would law enforcement employees of Mexican descent in the U.S. be any different?
    Everyone be careful. He is corrupt.
    I had a very good look at this person as I stared into my rear view mirror waiting for him to move. I have seen him several other times thereafter. CORRUPT FBI AND DEA EMPLOYEES WILL COMMIT MURDER TO COVER UP THEIR CRIMES.

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