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Las Vegas woman dies in I-15 crash

ZZYZX • A Las Vegas woman died in a Wednesday morning crash on Interstate 15 south of Baker.

Christine Newton, 61, was a passenger in a Ford F-150 extended cab pickup truck traveling northbound on I-15 one mile north of the Zzyzx Road exit at 8:48 a.m. when the driver allowed the truck to drift onto the center divider and  then over-corrected to the right, causing the truck to leave the road and flip over, said California Highway Patrol Spokesman Paul Ellis.

Newton — who was wearing a seat belt — was partially ejected from the truck and pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver and two passengers in the truck suffered mild to moderate injuries and were airlifted to the University of Las Vegas Medical Center.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.


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