One person is dead after a crash on US-95 SB at Horizon.

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- One person is dead after a crash involving a car and a semi-truck early Thursday morning on Interstate 11 southbound at Horizon Drive.

About 2:48 a.m. on July 1, a semi-truck driver had pulled off to the shoulder of I-11 southbound after the vehicle reported mechanical issues.

The driver was outside of the truck making a call to a mechanic at the time of the crash, according to Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Ashlee Wellman.

While the truck was pulled over, a Silver Chevy drifted into the shoulder for "unknown reasons" and struck the back of the truck. The Chevy went under the semi-truck and the driver died of his injuries at the scene. The Chevy's passenger sustained minor injuries and was transported to UMC.

The semi-truck driver had reflectors, but it's too early to determine if hazards lights were on, Wellman said. He was uninjured during the incident and stayed at the scene. 

The Clark County Coroner's Office identified the driver as Alexis Gonzalez, 28, from Las Vegas. Gonzalez died from blunt force injuries and his death was ruled an accident.

Lanes in the area were closed for a few hours, but reopened by 8:37 a.m.

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Sounds like another idiotic driver not paying attention

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