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I-15 northbound reopened near Mesquite after pedestrian killed

The northbound lanes of Interstate 15 were closed Friday morning for hours near Mesquite due to a fatal crash involving a pedestrian, authorities said.

Ashlee Wellman, spokeswoman for the Nevada State Police Highway Patrol, said troopers responded to the crash about 16 miles south of Mesquite at 3:20 a.m. Wellman said a woman was in the travel lanes of the interstate for unknown reasons when she was struck by a northbound vehicle and killed.

The crash halted all northbound traffic. A resulting traffic backup was miles long by the time the highway was reopened just before 8 a.m., Wellman said.

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