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July 30, 2014

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Man trying to walk across I-15 is struck and killed

A 33-year-old man died today after a taxi hit him while he attempted to walk across northbound Interstate 15.

Nevada Highway Patrol responded to the crash about 5:45 a.m. at northbound I-15 near the Flamingo Road off-ramp. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, said Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Loy Hixson. No one else was injured.

The incident closed the Flamingo Road off-ramp for nearly four hours. Hixson could not confirm why the man had tried to walk across the interstate.

Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

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