Woman Identified in Deadly I-15 Crash After NASCAR Race

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities have identified a 31-year-old Las Vegas woman killed in a crash that shut down southbound Interstate 15 for more than four hours while tens of thousands of fans were leaving a NASCAR race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Clark County coroner's officials say Rebecca Steeprow died following the crash about 3 p.m. Sunday near the Cheyenne Avenue exit.

The Nevada Highway Patrol says Steeprow's Volkswagen collided near Cheyenne Avenue with a semitrailer hauling hay. An exact cause of death hasn't been released.

The crash closed southbound lanes of I-15 and snarled traffic for fans leaving the Kobalt Tools 400.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports some fans used the delay to hold post-race tailgating parties in the parking lot.

Speedway officials say more than 100,000 people attended the race.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 196974691