Lack of seat belts common factor in 3 deadly overnight crashes

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Four people died overnight in three separate car crashes, according to investigators. 

The first crash happened around 11:15 p.m. on Friday on northbound I-15 near mile marker nine.  

The driver of a 2018 Infiniti Q50 lost control, went off the road and flipped the car, said Trooper Jason Buratczuk, Nevada Highway Patrol. 

The male and female in the car, both in their 20’s, were ejected and died at the scene of the crash. 

Witnesses told NHP investigators they saw the car speeding and making lane changes before the crash.

The second crash happened less than an hour later just after midnight on E. Washington Avenue near N. Linn Lane.

The 50-year-old driver of a 2001 silver Ford Ranger left the roadway and struck a school zone pole. The driver died at University Medical Center, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

The third crash occurred around 4:45 a.m. on Summerlin Parkway at US 95. A Dodge Ram rolled and ejected the male driver, Buratczuk said. This driver also died at UMC.

In all three crashes, no one was wearing seat belts, according to investigators. 

Impairment is suspected to be a factor in the second crash, according to LVMPD. It’s unknown if impairment was a factor in the others at this time.

Investigators with the Clark County Coroner’s Office will release the identities of the decedents once next of kin are notified. 

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