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Mon, Feb. 24

Deadly crash shuts down US-95 near Searchlight, van carrying illegal fireworks

The van involved in the single-vehicle fatal crash was transporting illegal fireworks, according to Nevada Highway Patrol. (NHP photo)

The van involved in the single-vehicle fatal crash was transporting illegal fireworks, according to Nevada Highway Patrol. (NHP photo)

A fatal car crash involving a van carrying illegal fireworks shut down US-95 Monday morning, with extended delays for the removal of hazardous materials.

According to Nevada Highway Patrol, there was one fatality in the single-vehicle rollover accident near Searchlight, Nevada.

The incident was reported around 4:45 a.m. and occurred near mile marker 34, according to the NHP. It was reported to be on the northbound side of the highway.

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The van involved in the single-vehicle fatal crash was transporting illegal fireworks, according to Nevada Highway Patrol. (NHP photo)

Southbound lanes opened around 8:45 a.m. with crews still on scene, according to NHP.

Information provided by Nevada Highway Patrol

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