LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Nevada Highway Patrol releasing new information on a deadly crash along the I-15 that happened on Tuesday, Oct. 5.
Troopers say the incident happened at approximately 6:22 a.m. when a 2012 Volvo tractor-trailer was traveling northbound on I-15 near mile marker 77, near the Valley of Fire.
For unknown reasons, the driver of the tractor-trailer now identified as 26-year-old Juan Carlos Gutierrez-Cardenas left the travel land and struck a paddle marker.
According to the release Gutierrez-Cardenas’ then entered a desert landscape east of the highway.
The commercial vehicle then struck an embankment and overturned.
Gutierrez-Cardenas was pronounced dead on the scene.
This marks the NHP southern command center’s 63rd fatal crash resulting in 72 fatalities for the year.