- Associated Press - Monday, October 24, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - One person is dead after a crash that snarled rush-hour traffic near the busy Spaghetti Bowl freeway interchange in Las Vegas, where a diesel spill from a separate crash prompted a road closure.

Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Chelsea Stuenkel (STUN’-kuhl) says rain and a jackknifed tractor-trailer contributed to the messy morning commute.

She says the 80-year-old man who died may have suffered a medical episode before his pickup truck struck a disabled vehicle about 6:15 a.m. Monday on southbound Interstate 15 near Charleston Boulevard.

No one else was hurt in the crash.

The tractor-trailer jackknifed in the rain a little after 5:15 a.m., spilling diesel and prompting the closure of northbound I-15 at the Spaghetti Bowl.

Stuenkel says traffic was diverted to U.S. 95 for several hours while crews cleaned the fuel spill.


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