UPDATE: NHP investigates fatal wrong-way crash on I-15 NB near Valley of Fire

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) is investigating a fatal crash involving a wrong-way driver and tractor trailer.

It occurred at about 6:15 a.m. Sunday on I-15 northbound, near the Valley of Fire.

The Coroner’s Office has identified the woman killed in the crash as Cristal Velazquez, 29, of Las Vegas.

NHP said a blue Honda Civic was traveling southbound in the northbound lane near mile marker 77.

The front left of a Kenworth tractor trailer collided with the left front of the Honda, sending the car into the inside paved shoulder and into the dirt median.

Velasquez was pronounced dead at the scene.

This marks the Nevada Highway Patrol – Southern Command’s 24th fatal crash resulting in 30 fatalities for 2021.

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