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Fatal accident shuts down I-15 at Cheyenne

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Interstate 15 southbound has been shut down at Cheyenne due to a fatal accident.

The accident happened just before 3 p.m.

Nevada Highway Patrol has confirmed a female driving a Volkswagen Jetta was injured in an accident with a semi-truck. She was transported to UMC trauma where she was pronounced dead.

It is unknown if the semi-truck driver suffered any injuries.

According to NHP, witnesses say the Jetta was swerving across multiple lanes prior to colliding with the semi-truck. NHP Troopers suspect alcohol may have played a factor in the accident.

The delays affected the traffic coming from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. NHP was on scene at the Speedway directing traffic onto the westbound 215 Beltway.

Closures lasted nearly four hours.

FOX5 has a crew on scene and will bring you updates as they become available.

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