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Two Las Vegas men killed in rollover, 1 injured

Updated Monday, Oct. 27, 2008 | 5:16 p.m.

Two Las Vegas men were killed and one man was injured in a single vehicle rollover crash that occurred at about 1 a.m. Sunday on State Route 157 near Mount Charleston Lodge.

The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating the crash, in which the driver apparently lost control of a Jeep Cherokee. The jeep rolled and came to rest on its roof in a large tree, investigators said.

The Clark County coroner's office said 35-year-old Carl Backstrom, who suffered a broken neck, died at 2:53 a.m. Sunday after being taken from the scene to University Medical Center, the coroner's office said.

The driver, Kenneth Leigh Hovey Jr., 34, suffered multiple blunt force trauma injuries and was pronounced dead at 4:05 a.m. Sunday at the scene, according to the coroner's office.

Another passenger, who has not yet been identified, is in critical condition, state troopers said.

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