Man killed in morning crash on the 215


Rain created a bit of a traffic mess in the Las Vegas valley Tuesday morning.

NHP says slick roads contributed to a rollover crash that killed a 47-year-old driver. It happened on the the 215 at Losee Road.

The pick-up truck’s cabin crunched upon impact, throwing the driver out of the car. Troopers say he was not wearing a seatbelt.

Not only were the roads wet from the rain, troopers believe he may have been driving too fast. 

“We don’t get a lot of rain and so when we have these long lapses in time between rain storms, a lot of oil and what not builds up on the roadway. When it mixes, oil and water it’s never a good mix. And so we just ask everyone to watch your speeds, buckle up and arrive at your destination safely,” said  Trooper Travis Smaka, NHP.

The investigation lasted about four hours and caused a bit of a slow down along the 215 for the morning commute.

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