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 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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