GLENBROOK, NV - The Nevada Highway Patrol has released the names of some of the victims in a violent car crash on Highway 50 near Stateline that killed a toddler.
The accident happened around 8:45pm Tuesday, July 30. Troopers say ten people were hurt. Two were flown to hospitals and eight were taken by ground ambulance.
According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, a westbound Cadillac SUV driven by 31-year-old Sylvia Hurtado of South Lake Tahoe crossed the double yellow line and hit an oncoming eastbound GMC Yukon driven by Ross King of Colorado, carrying seven passengers. The Yukon flipped several times before coming to a rest. The Cadillac kept going and crashed head-on into a Chrysler minivan driven by Emily Maxfield, also of Colorado, carrying six passengers.
Maxfield's three-year-old daughter, Caroline, died after being flown to a hospital. Her grandmother, Martha Kreutz of Colorado, was also flown to a hospital for treatment. The other eight victims were taken to hospitals by ground ambulance or they drove themselves for what the NHP says are non-life-threatening injuries.
Troopers say Hurtado was cited for the accident and was not under the influence, but could have been suffering from fatigue.
Traffic along Highway 50 was delayed for about five hours.
Trooper Kris Satterwhite of the Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating this crash. Witnesses or anyone with additional information are encouraged to contact him at (775) 689- 4682 or firstname.lastname@example.org regarding case number NHP- 130701640.