U5 95 and Jones fatal ax

A crash on U.S. 95 near Jones Boulevard left one person dead and the other in critical condition on Feb. 16, 2019.



LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- A single-vehicle crash on southbound U.S. 95 near Jones Boulevard left one person dead and the other in critical condition on Saturday night, according to Nevada Highway Patrol.

According to NHP spokesperson trooper Travis Smaka, NHP responded to the scene at 11 p.m. on Feb. 16. The driver of a 2006 silver Honda Accord somehow lost control of the vehicle, causing it to overturn and enter the right shoulder. 

The Clark County Coroner's Office said the driver was Alexander Cruz Justo, 22, who died as a result of the crash. 

The Honda struck a barrier wall, a light pole and a merge sign, Smaka said. The driver and the passenger were transported to University Medical Center Trauma with life-threatening injuries.

Justo was later pronounced dead at UMC and the passenger was still listed as critical as of Tuesday, according to Smaka.

Speed was considered to be a factor in the collision.

Smaka said traffic was not impacted while NHP investigated. 

Check back for updates.

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