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Wrong-way driver killed in crash on I-15, Lamb

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NHP at the scene of a fatal crash on Interstate 15 at Lamb Boulevard on May 6, 2017. (LVACS) NHP at the scene of a fatal crash on Interstate 15 at Lamb Boulevard on May 6, 2017. (LVACS)
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The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash early Saturday morning on Interstate 15.  

Troopers responded to reports of a reckless driver that ultimately turned into a vehicle accident call on I-15 at the Lamb Boulevard exit at about 3:45 a.m.

NHP said the crash occurred when a Honda was struck by a semi-truck when the vehicle was traveling against traffic in the northbound travel lanes on the highway.

The 24-year-old driver of the vehicle, Alejandro Aguilar, was pronounced deceased at the scene, according to authorities, with the truck driver not sustaining any major injuries.

NHP Trooper Jason Buratczuk said the semi-truck was hauling strawberries from California to New Jersey before the accident.  

Northbound traffic was diverted off the highway before the crash, that was first reported to involve two semi-trucks. 

The Nevada Highway Patrol updated the situation that the accident was between a Honda and one semi-truck, with alternate routes suggested.

Authorities reopened northbound travel lanes at about 9:15 a.m., but said the accident remained under investigation. 

Stay with FOX5 for updates on this story as more information becomes available.

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