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October 20, 2017

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St. George teen dies after being thrown from car on I-15

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A 19-year-old Utah man who was ejected from a vehicle Sunday morning on Interstate 15 northeast of Las Vegas has died.

Nathan Short of St. George was a passenger in a 2001 Hyundai that was traveling northbound about 7:30 a.m. when the driver lost of control, veered onto the right shoulder, rotating back across the northbound lanes, overturned at the center median and came to rest in a southbound lane, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. The accident occurred at mile marker 69, just southwest of the Valley of Fire interchange on I-15.

Short was pronounced dead at 11:13 p.m. Sunday at University Medical Center Trauma, where he was airlifted after the accident, the Highway Patrol reported.

Three other occupants inside the Hyundai were transported to UMC Trauma by ground with injuries that were not life-threatening.

None of the passengers were wearing a seatbelt, authorities said.

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