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December 19, 2014

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Police: Pahrump woman killed when tire fails, car overturns

A Pahrump woman was killed Friday when a tire on the Mercedes-Benz she was driving failed and the car overturned, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

The accident happened about 1:30 p.m. on U.S. 95 North in Nye County.

The woman lost control when the the right rear tire failed and the car ran off the highway and overturned, partially ejecting the 37-year-old driver, officials said.

The woman, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was not wearing a seatbelt, a preliminary investigation found, officials said. Her name was not immediately released.

The Highway Patrol did not indicate what caused the tire to fail.

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