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Nellis AFB airman killed in rollover crash on U.S. 95 north of Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Troopers responded to a deadly rollover crash on U.S. 95 just north of the Las Vegas valley Wednesday morning.

Nevada Highway Patrol said the crash was reported just before 5:20 a.m. on northbound U.S. 95 at mile marker 107, near Lee Canyon Road.

Investigators say a van that was occupied by five United States Air Force airmen when it experienced a left rear tire malfunction.

The driver lost control and the van began to rotate and ran off of the roadway to the right. The vehicle entered the dirt/rock shoulder and overturned. Multiple occupants were ejected.

One of the occupants was life-flighted to UMC Trauma with serious but non-life threatening injuries, three of the other occupants were transported via ambulance to UMC Trauma with serious injuries. One of the rear occupants succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash and was pronounced deceased on scene.

All five airman were assigned to the 820th Red Horse Squadron at Nellis Air Force base.

Speed and impairment do not appear to be factors in this crash, which remains under investigation.

Nevada Highway Patrol performed a full escort with members from USAF from the crash scene to the coroner’s office.

Nellis Airforce Base has released the following statement:

Nellis leadership is deeply saddened by this morning’s accident and the loss of one of our own -- our focus now is on caring for them, their families and their Wingmen. We are grateful for the quick actions of the first responders and medical professionals who are caring for our Airmen.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.