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22-year-old Las Vegas man killed in Henderson crash

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22-year-old Las Vegas man killed in Henderson crash

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Sep 23, 2013

Henderson, NV (KTNV) -- An early-morning crash near North Stephanie Street and West Galleria Drive in Henderson has killed a 22-year-old man from Las Vegas.

According to police, a 2007 Nissan Versa was traveling northbound on Stephanie Street at a high rate of speed when it's driver, 24-year-old Jose Ortega-Guzman of Las Vegas, lost control.

The car hit a curb and rolled several times, coming to rest in a desert area east of Stephanie Street.

A passenger in the car died at the scene.

Ortega-Guzman, who was not wearing a belt, was ejected from the vehicle and taken to Sunrise Hospital's Trauma Unit for treatment.

The crash happened at about 3:15 a.m. Police believe alcohol may have also been a factor in the crash.

Ortega-Guzman could face a DUI with death if his blood alcohol content is over the legal limit.

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

Action News will post more information as it becomes available.

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