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Man, child ejected from van in rollover crash on interstate

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Steve Marcus

Nevada Highway Patrol troopers take measurements at the scene of a rollover accident in the southbound lanes of I-15 near Lamb Boulevard on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. The van was northbound but, possibly due to tire failure, crossed the median and rolled.

Updated Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 | 1:39 p.m.

I-15 Rollover Accident

A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper holds a target rod for taking measurements at the scene of a rollover accident in the southbound lanes of I-15 near Lamb Blvd. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. The vehicle was northbound but, possibly due to tire failure, the vehicle crossed the median and rolled. The driver was ejected and is reported in critical condition. A child in a car seat suffered non-life-threatening injuries, said NHP Trooper Jeremie Elliott. Launch slideshow »

A man and a young child were ejected from a van that rolled over on southbound Interstate 15 today, restricting traffic near the Lamb Boulevard exit for more than three hours.

The man was driving an Chevrolet Astrovan north on I-15 with a young child passenger about 9:45 a.m. when he lost control, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

The vehicle went across the median and rolled into southbound I-15, Trooper Loy Hixson said.

The man, who was not wearing a seat belt, and child, who was improperly strapped into a car seat, were thrown from the van, Hixson said.

The man was in critical condition, while the child suffered non-life-threatening injuries, officials said. Both were transported to University Medical Center.

Troopers shut down southbound and northbound lanes in the area around Lamb Boulevard. Northbound lanes were open shortly before noon, and all southbound lanes were reopened by 1:20 p.m.

No other vehicles appeared to have been involved in the crash.

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