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

NYE COUNTY, NV (FOX5) –

A crash about 90 minutes northwest of the Las Vegas Valley left 5 individuals dead, authorities stated.

The Nye County Constable’s Office posted on Facebook stating they were assisting Nevada Highway Patrol in the Sunday afternoon crash. The workplace validated five people were killed and one other was injured.

“God has a bubble around her,” Crystal Taylor stated of her sis Wendy Caskey. “He isn’t completed with her yet.”

Caskey was the lone survivor of the crash.

The crash examination remained in the preliminary phase Sunday night, Trooper Travis Smaka with Nevada Highway Patrol stated, however he stated the crash included three cars.

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

The Nissan clashed head on with another Nissan taking a trip southbound and the automobile attempting to pass was swallowed up in flames. The southbound Nissan was redirected into the truck, causing it to roll over off the highway and ejecting the male driver, eliminating him, Smaka said.

“It was simply phenomenal that my sibling had hardly any quantity of damage to her that she did. One from 5,” Taylor said.

Two individuals 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 people included was a female passenger of the truck, who was taken to University Medical Center in severe condition.

Smaka stated a description of the 2 in the Nissan that caught fire would not be readily available due to the fire damage.

“I feel bad for the other families too, my mother remains in surgery but she is going to be O.K.” Jen Wadsworth stated.

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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