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North Las Vegas Man Dead After Off-Road Dune Crash In Nye County

AMARGOSA VALLEY, Nev. (AP) — Authorities have identified a 59-year-old man who after he was injured in off-road vehicle crash last weekend at a popular sand dune on public land in southern Nevada.

The Nye County sheriff's office said Friday that Steven William Lewis of North Las Vegas wasn't wearing a helmet and when he crashed May 28 at Amargosa Sand Dunes.

Sheriff's spokesman Arnold Knightly says autopsy results are pending.

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Witnesses told sheriff's deputies that Lewis was thrown from a vehicle on a sand dune at the recreation area off U.S. Route 95 about 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

The sand hill is also known as Big Dune. It features a 300-foot crest.