Man is killed in accident

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By David Giuliani

A local man was killed last week when his car rolled over several times on Las Vegas’ south exit on Interstate 25, state police said.

Jacob Romero, 22, died as a result of injuries he suffered after he was ejected from his car, police said. The accident happened around 2:15 a.m. Wednesday.

State police said they found open containers of alcohol in his car, and they believe alcohol was a contributing factor in the accident.

State police Lt. Craig Martin said Romero was apparently traveling at a high rate of speed before the accident happened.

“He was probably driving way too fast to get onto the interstate,” Martin said.

Romero was known for his passion for roping — something he shared with his father, Daniel Romero. He was also a champion bull rider representing Highlands University.

Additionally, Romero was a varsity wrestler for West Las Vegas High School.