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Driver dies after car hits construction vehicle, catches fire in Henderson

Photo: Tony Magpantay / MGN

A driver died in a car fire that was sparked when he struck a construction vehicle early Wednesday morning in Henderson, according to authorities.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says the crash was reported at a Southwest Gas pressure limiting station at 917 E. Horizon Ridge Parkway just before 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Investigators believe a 2016 Nissan Versa was heading south on Horizon Ridge when it went off the road and onto a dirt path.

The car made a steering correction but hit the back of a 2010 Caterpillar 220D excavator, causing the Nissan to ignite.

The Henderson Fire Department responded and put out the fire, but the body of the driver was found inside the car. Investigators say the driver was the only person inside at the time.

The LVMPD Collision Investigation Detail will investigate the crash. The driver will be identified by the Clark County Coroner's Office.

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