Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 | 2:58 p.m.
Area of fatal accident
A 32-year-old woman died after she was involved in a rollover accident earlier Friday afternoon on the Las Vegas Beltway.
Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Loy Hixson said the accident occurred about 1:05 p.m. near the Beltway and West Sahara Avenue.
Hixson said the woman was driving a Ford Explorer southbound on the Beltway when she lost control of the vehicle and it went off the right side of the road. At that point, the vehicle overturned and the woman was ejected. She was taken to University Medical Center, where she died, Hixson said.
Witnesses told investigators the Explorer was traveling “at a speed faster than the flow of traffic,” Hixson said.
The right lane of the southbound Beltway near the accident scene remained closed as of midafternoon while troopers continued their investigation of the crash.