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August 20, 2019

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Las Vegas man killed in wrong-way crash on U.S. 95

Fatal crash

A man was arrested Sunday on a DUI count after a head-on, wrong-way crash on U.S. 95 near Ann Road that killed a 55-year-old man, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Nathan Moist, 22, of Las Vegas was booked into the Clark County Detention Center, police said.

Authorities were called about 3:45 a.m. to the crash involving a 2011 Ford pickup truck, a 2002 Buick and a 2011 GMC sport utility vehicle, police said.

The pickup, driven by Moist, was headed north in the southbound lanes of U.S. 95 when it hit the Buick head-on and then spun into the SUV, police said. The impact caused the pickup to catch fire, police said.

Paul Mears, 55, of Las Vegas, who was driving the Buick, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

A 29-year-old Las Vegas man driving the SUV sustained minor injuries, police said.

Moist was taken to University Medical Center, where he was treated before being taken into custody, police said.

The highway was closed for more than five hours, police said.

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