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One person killed after vehicle hits pole in northwest Las Vegas

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One person killed after vehicle hits pole in northwest Las Vegas

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Oct 24, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- One person is dead after a crash Wednesday night just before 11 p.m.

It happened near North Buffalo and Vegas drives in the northwest part of the Las Vegas Valley.

According to witnesses, a 1994 GMC Suburban was traveling north on North Buffalo Drive when it crossed the median and slammed into a light pole.

The vehicle then caught on fire.

One person was found inside.

Investigators are trying to figure out why the car slammed into the pole.

No one else was injured during the incident.

The Clark County Coroner will release the name of the deceased after relatives have been notified.

This is the 81st traffic-related fatality in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department jurisdiction.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.