5 dead, 1 hospitalized in 3-vehicle crash northwest of Las Vegas Valley

(Courtesy, Don Wells)
< img alt="( Courtesy, Don Wells)(Nevada Highway Patrol/Twitter)
” title=”( Courtesy, Don Wells)” border =” 0″ src=” /wp-content/uploads/2018/05/16807007_G.jpg” width =” 180″/ >( Courtesy, Don Wells) (Nevada Highway Patrol/Twitter ) (Nevada Highway Patrol/Twitter). NYE COUNTY, NV( FOX5) -. A crash about 90 minutes northwest of the Las Vegas Valley has actually left five people dead, authorities

said. The Nye County Sheriff’s Office < a href=" https://www.facebook.com/nyecountysheriff/photos/a.512919192184594.1073741827.512916855518161/1104317953044712/?type=3&permPage=1 “> posted on Facebook stating they were helping Nevada Highway Patrol in the Sunday afternoon crash. The office validated five people were killed and one other was hurt.

The crash examination remained in the initial phase Sunday night, Trooper Travis Smaka with Nevada Highway Patrol stated, however he said the crash involved three lorries.

A Nissan was traveling northbound behind a GMC truck, Smaka said, when it attempted to pass the truck. That portion of road, one lane in each instructions, was OKAY to pass.

The Nissan clashed head on with another Nissan taking a trip southbound and the vehicle attempting to pass was engulfed in flames. The southbound Nissan was redirected into the truck, triggering it to roll over off the highway and ejecting the male driver, killing him, Smaka stated.

Two people in the Nissan taking a trip south were deceased on scene, as well as two people in the other Nissan. The only survivor of the 6 individuals included was a female guest of the truck, who was taken to University Medical Center in severe condition.

Smaka stated a description of the two in the Nissan that caught fire wouldn’t be offered due to the fire damage.

The U.S. 95 was closed down in both directions at mile marker 27, near Amargosa Valley, while authorities investigate. Prevent the route.

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