LAS VEGAS (KLAS)– Police are investigating a multi-vehicle crash in Nevada that resulted in the deaths of a man and two children, as well as several injuries and an arrest.
Nevada State Police say a collision occurred shortly before 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28 at mile marker 27 along U.S. 95 near Amargosa Valley.
The preliminary investigation shows a silver Volvo had been traveling north on the U.S. 95 when — for reasons unknown — it entered the southbound lanes of U.S. 95.
A truck towing a camper saw the Volvo cut into the lanes of U.S. 95 South and immediately pulled over in hopes of avoiding being hit.
Police say the Volvo ended up sideswiping the truck, which had two occupants who were not injured.
The driver of a gray GMC Yukon also saw the Volvo cut lanes and followed the truck’s lead by pulling over as well. However, the Yukon was also hit after by the Volvo. The Yukon had four passengers — two adults and two kids — but no injuries were reported.
After the Volvo crashed into the truck and Yukon, it proceeded to head east in the southbound lanes. Then, the Volvo crashed into the right side of a a southbound grey Chrysler minivan.
There were five occupants in the minivan: two adults and three juveniles. A man, a boy, and a girl who were in the minivan all died at the scene.
However, a woman in the minivan was airlifted to UMC with major but non-life-threatening injuries while another boy was driven to UMC with moderate injuries. Both are expected to survive.
After crashing into the minivan, the Volvo continued north in the southbound travel lanes of U.S. 95, where it then struck another white camper van, which rolled. The woman and man in the camper van both had minor injuries and were not transported for medical attention.
State police say the man driving the Volvo was placed under arrest and brought to Pahrump Jail. Impairment was suspected.
U.S. 95 between State Route 160 and State Route 373 were closed for hours while officials investigated the deadly crash.
The crash happened about 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
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