LAS VEGAS (KXNT) – Authorities have identified a 21-year-old woman who died in a single-vehicle rollover crash during the weekend on a freeway northwest of the Las Vegas Strip.
Nevada Highway Patrol said Iechondra Iciss-Fantasha Harris of Las Vegas died when she was thrown from the purple Chevrolet Impala she was driving a little before 12:45 a.m. Saturday on the westbound 215 Beltway west of North Ft. Apache Road overpass.
NHP investigators said Harris was traveling at a speed too fast for conditions and lost control of the vehicle, which left the south road edge and slammed into the dirt median.
Harris over-corrected to the right, causing the car to rotate clockwise and hit a construction barrel. The Chevy then overturned and the unrestrained driver was ejected.
The highway patrol said Harris died on the scene.
Impairment is suspected and currently under investigation in this crash.
This is NHP Southern Commands 12th fatal crash, resulting in 13 lives lost.