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Coroner identifies motorist in crash near I-15, Tropicana

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Nevada Highway Patrol troopers on the scene of a single-vehicle crash near Interstate 15 and Tropicana Avenue on Tuesday, Sept. 2. (FOX5) Nevada Highway Patrol troopers on the scene of a single-vehicle crash near Interstate 15 and Tropicana Avenue on Tuesday, Sept. 2. (FOX5)
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The cause of death remained pending Wednesday for a motorist found dead after a crash on an access road near northbound Interstate 15.

The Clark County Coroner's Office identified the person as David Jude Makkonen, 44, of North Las Vegas.

According to Trooper Chelsea Webster with the Nevada Highway Patrol, the driver crashed into a wall to the right of the road after 3:30 p.m. just south of Tropicana Avenue.

Damage to the vehicle was minimal and it's believed the driver died as a result of a medical condition, possibly prior to the crash, Webster said.

Troopers closed one lane of the road as they investigated.

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