3 people killed, several others injured in multi-vehicle accident on US 95

LAS VEGAS (CLASS) – Police are investigating a triple fatal accident involving a multiple-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon in New County.

Nevada State Police say a collision occurred shortly before noon. 11:30 a.m. on US 95 at mile marker 27 near Amargosa Valley, where three people, a man, a young boy and a girl were killed.

Preliminary investigation shows that a silver-colored Volvo had been driving northbound on US 95 when, for unknown reasons, it failed to keep track and entered the southbound lanes of US 95.

A truck towing a motorhome saw the Volvo cut lanes into the southbound US 95 and stopped immediately in hopes of avoiding being hit.

Police say Silver Volvo ended up ironing the truck and towing a motorhome. The truck had 2 passengers who were not injured.

At the same time as the truck towing the motorhome persevered in the hope of avoiding a crash, a gray GMC Yukon also saw the silver-colored Volvo cut lanes and followed suit with the truck towing the motorhome and stopping as well. The gray GMC Ucon was also hit by the truck by the silver-colored Volvo. GMC Yukon had 4 passengers – 2 adults and 2 children, no injuries were reported.

After the Volvo crashed into the truck and the Yukon, it continued to drive eastbound in the southbound lanes. When the driver of the silver Volvo came in contact with a gray Chrysler Mini Van heading south.

The silver-colored Volvo then crashed into the front right side of the gray Chrysler Mini Van. There were 5 people in the minivan: 2 adults and 3 young people. The grown man, the young boy and the young girl all died on the spot. The adult woman and the other young boy were transported to UMC. The adult woman was transported to UMC with major but non-life-threatening injuries, and the young boy was transported to UMC with moderate injuries. Both are expected to survive.

After crashing into the minivan, the Volvo continued northbound in the southbound lanes of US 95, where it then hit another white motorhome. This white caravan rolled and was occupied by 2 adults. The female and male residents were both slightly injured and were not transported to medical care.

State police say the silver-colored Volvo was driven by a grown man. He was arrested and has been remanded in custody in Pahrump Prison. Impairment was suspected.

As a result of the crash, US 95 between state route 160 to state route 373 was closed for hours while officials investigated the deadly crash.

The accident happened about 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

This is a development story. Please come back for updates.


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