LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — U.S 95 in Nye County was closed in both directions for several hours Saturday as State Police investigated a fatal crash.
The Nevada State Police Highway Patrol Southern Command said on its Twitter account at about 10:30 a.m. that because of the crash traffic was being diverted to State Routes 160 and 373.
Around 6:40 a.m. Nevada State Police responded to a crash that happened on U.S. 95 near mile marker 27, police said.
According to police, a white Acura was traveling southbound on US95 at a high rate of speed as it approached the rear of a white Volvo Semi with a trailer attached. The driver of the Acura failed to decrease its speed as it was steering to the left.
The front of the Acura struck the rear of the semi and the Acura entered the northbound travel lane. The Acura began to rotate clockwise and overturned causing the driver to be ejected from the vehicle, according to police.
The driver of the Acura succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver was identified as Benny Jr. Ramirez, 41, from Colton, California.
The highway was reopened to traffic at about 1:30 p.m., according to a post on the Southern Command’s Twitter account.