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1 Dead After Cement Truck Rolls Over On Summerlin Pkwy

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Las Vegas Fire and Rescue crews try to pull the driver from the cement truck. Photo courtesy Las Vegas Fire Las Vegas Fire and Rescue crews try to pull the driver from the cement truck. Photo courtesy Las Vegas Fire
Las Vegas Fire and Rescue crews try to pull the driver from the cement truck. Photo courtesy Las Vegas Fire Las Vegas Fire and Rescue crews try to pull the driver from the cement truck. Photo courtesy Las Vegas Fire

LAS VEGAS -- One person is dead after a cement truck rolled over on Summerlin Parkway near U.S. 95 Wednesday afternoon, hitting a Metro Police pickup truck, Las Vegas Fire spokesman Tim Szymanski said.

Two police officers were in the pickup truck involved, but only received minor injuries, Nevada Highway Patrol officer Loy Hixson said.

Hixson said the cement truck was traveling westbound on Summerlin Parkway about 1:25 p.m. when it crossed over the gravel median into eastbound lanes, hitting the pickup truck.

The cement truck then headed south into an embankment, rolling over. Rescue crews tried to get the driver out of the cement truck. The driver was pronounced dead. 

As of 5 p.m., all but one of the eastbound lanes of Summerlin Parkway are closed at Rampart Boulevard. The westbound lanes all remain open.

This is the third traffic death in NHP's jurisdiction this year. In Metro's jurisdiction, 10 people have died and one person has died in North Las Vegas from traffic-related injuries this year.

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