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Man, 42, dies after truck strikes power pole in NLV

Updated Sunday, July 4, 2010 | 8:23 p.m.

Approximate area of crash

A 42-year-old Las Vegas man was killed Sunday after his vehicle struck a steel power pole on Losee Road in North Las Vegas, authorities said.

North Las Vegas Police Sgt. Tim Bedwell said the man was southbound on Losee in a 2004 Ford Ranger pickup truck about 5:20 p.m. when it left the road near the intersection with Gowan Road and struck the pole. Bedwell said the man was ejected from the truck. No other vehicles were involved.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office will release the man’s name and cause of death after notifying family members.

Bedwell said speed was a main factor in the crash. He said the speed limit on the road is 45 mph and the driver appeared to be traveling at much higher speeds.

“Drivers need to be ever vigil and even more so on holidays,” Bedwell said.

Losee Road was closed from Craig Road to Cheyenne Avenue on Sunday while authorities investigated the crash.

The crash was the fifth traffic-related fatality this year in North Las Vegas.

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