TONOPAH, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Highway Patrol says three people
are dead and one is clinging to life following a head-on crash near
Trooper Chuck Allen says a preliminary investigation shows a Ford Super Duty crew cab pickup driven by a 55-year-old North Dakota man was heading south on U.S. 95 when the left front tire blew out.
The pickup veered into the path of a Toyota Sequoia SUV driven by 37-year-old Marie Lagman. Two passengers also were in the vehicle, 68-year-old Augusto Lagman and 67-year-old Nieves Lagman. All three are from Reno, and all died at the scene.
Allen says all three had seatbelts on.
The truck driver, 55-year-old Harvey Gee, suffered life-threatening injuries and was flown to a hospital.
The crash happened around 3 p.m. Monday, about 10 miles north of
A Sparks woman is confirmed to be the victim of a crash Saturday, also on US 95, in Nye County.
67-year-old Kamla Sharma was killed when her van went off the road and overturned. Seven other people in the van were hospitalized with various injuries.
The cause of that crash hasn't been determined.
And a Reno woman died after she lost control of her car and crashed on Highway 89 between McCloud and Burney, in northern California, Monday morning.
TV station KNVN reports CHP investigators were called to the scene of the wreck after another driver spotted the wreckage of a green 1997 chevy blazer.
The 37-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene, and her name hasn't been released.
There is no word what caused the crash.