UPDATE: Driver dies after striking pole just east of the Strip at Spring Mountain

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(Bill Roe / 8NewsNow)

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 33-year-old Las Vegas man is dead after his pickup truck hit a light pole on Friday on Sands Avenue just east of the Las Vegas Strip.

Metro Police said the 2003 Ford F150 failed to negotiate a left turn from westbound Sands to Manhattan Street.

“The driver was transported to Sunrise Hospital by ground ambulance with minor injuries from the collision and was thought to have suffered a medical episode,” according to a Metro news release five days after the crash.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office on Monday ruled that the driver died as a result of the collision.

The collision remains under investigation.

Metro said bystanders from a nearby construction site tried to help the driver and administered CPR until emergency medical crews arrived.

“Despite the actions of bystanders and medical intervention, the driver was later pronounced deceased at Sunrise Hospital,” police said.

The driver’s death marks the 83rd traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction for 2021.

Sands Avenue was closed between Koval Lane and Paradise Road during the crash investigation. Spring Mountain Road turns into Sands Avenue at the Strip, and becomes Twain Avenue after it crosses Paradise.

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