Published Wednesday, May 27, 2009 | 12:48 p.m.
Updated Wednesday, May 27, 2009 | 5:03 p.m.
A man who rolled his vehicle off a state highway into a Southern Nevada river and was airlifted to a hospital today has died.
The man was driving his vehicle near State Route 169 at Logandale, about 35 miles northeast of Las Vegas, when his vehicle left the road and rolled into the Muddy River this morning, said Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Kevin Honea.
The crash happened just north of State Route 169 near the small ranching town. The sports utility vehicle driver apparently lost control and rolled into the river, authorities said.
The man was airlifted to University Medical Center's trauma unit, Honea said. The man was in critical condition when he arrived at the hospital.
Metro Police, the Nevada Highway Patrol and volunteers rushed to the river to rescue the man. Once the driver was free of the SUV, cardiopulmonary resuscitation was performed on the man.