One Dead in Pleasant Valley Crash

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A Carson City man is dead following a pre-dawn crash on US 395.

The Nevada Highway Patrol says 22-year-old Benjamin Griffith was pronounced dead at the scene near Andrew Lane in Pleasant Valley south of Reno.

Authorities say preliminary investigation suggests Griffith was speeding when he lost control of his car around 1:30 a.m. The car overturned several times, careened down an embankment and then struck a tree in a pasture.

An investigation continues.