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Driver of semi hauling asphalt dies in crash near Hoover Dam, NHP says | News – Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-06-17 00:23:00 –

Las Vegas (FOX5)-Highway Patrol, Nevada, said it was investigating a fatal accident Wednesday night.

At around 7:55 pm on June 16, a semi-truck-carrying asphalt was driving south on I-11 near Hoover Dam.

NHP’s Trooper Ashley Wellman said the vehicle was driving too fast as it approached the roundabout. The truck hit a roundabout and left the embankment.

According to Trooper Wellman, the truck traveled 300 feet down the embankment and then ignited. It was confirmed that the only occupant of the vehicle was dead at the scene.

The driver’s identity will be announced by the Clark County Coroners Office following a close relative’s notice.

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