Man, 54, killed in single-vehicle crash in northeast Las Vegas - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

Man, 54, killed in single-vehicle crash in northeast Las Vegas

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Fatal crash at Nellis Blvd. and Kell Lane | Photo: Armando Navarro/ FOX5 Fatal crash at Nellis Blvd. and Kell Lane | Photo: Armando Navarro/ FOX5
Metro officers at the scene of a deadly vehicle accident on Nellis Boulevard. (LVACS) Metro officers at the scene of a deadly vehicle accident on Nellis Boulevard. (LVACS)
Fatal crash at Nellis Blvd. and Kell Lane | Photo: Armando Navarro/ FOX5 Fatal crash at Nellis Blvd. and Kell Lane | Photo: Armando Navarro/ FOX5
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A 54-year-old man was killed when his vehicle hit a wall in the northeast part of town Friday morning. 

Las Vegas Metro Police responded to the intersection of Kell Lane and Nellis Boulevard, just north of Owens Avenue, at about 9:13 a.m. with reports of a vehicle accident.

Police confirmed the crash was a single-vehicle accident that involved a Dodge Dart sedan with a man in his late 50s behind the wheel. 

Witnesses told FOX5 the sedan ran a red light just before the crash. The driver was driving erratically heading northbound on Nellis Boulevard before crossing over the raised median into southbound traffic, according to police. The Dodge continued driving in the wrong direction when it drove off the road and struck a block wall head on, police said.

The driver, whose name had not been released, died at the scene. 

Investigators preliminary findings had them leaning towards the crash being caused by a medical episode.

Officers had all lanes of Nellis Boulevard, from Lake Mead Boulevard to Owens Avenue, closed while they investigated the scene.

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