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Las Vegas man who died in July crash on US95 identified

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A July 14 crash on U.S. 95 between Tonopah and Hawthorne killed a Las Vegas man, the Nevada Highway Patrol said Tuesday.

Las Vegas resident Jose R. Rodriguez Jr., 65, died in the crash, NHP public information officer Hannah DeGoey said.

Rodriguez was traveling southbound toward Las Vegas when a northbound 2006 Subaru Tribeca tried to pass a commercial vehicle. The Subaru collided head-on with the 2012 Ford F-150 pickup driven by Rodriguez.

  • A July 14 crash on U.S. 95 between Tonopah and Hawthorne killed a Las Vegas man. (Nevada Highway Patrol)
  • Traffic on U.S. 95 between Tonopah and Hawthorne was stopped for about four hours on July 14 as the Nevada Highway Patrol worked at the site of a wreck that killed a Las Vegas man. (Nevada Highway Patrol)
  • A July 14 crash on U.S. 95 between Tonopah and Hawthorne killed a Las Vegas man. (Nevada Highway Patrol)

The driver of the Subaru and two occupants were taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

In that area, the highway is one lane in each direction with a speed limit of 70 mph. The crash occurred at mile marker 21 in Mineral County.

The crash blocked the remote stretch of highway just south of Luning for more than four hours as troopers worked at the scene.

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