July 24, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say a 24-year-old man is dead after his Suburban smashed into a traffic light pole and burst into flames in Las Vegas.
Police say they're still investigating why the SUV crossed over the median on Buffalo Drive, across traffic lanes and off the road about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Officials say the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. His name hasn't yet been made public.
The incident marks the 81st traffic-related death so far this year in Las Vegas police jurisdiction.
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