2 killed, 3 hurt in crash on U.S. 50 in Carson City
CARSON CITY Nev. (KOLO) - 11: a.m. Update: Furlong says he believes the two people killed in the crash were sisters. He also says the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating exactly what happened in the Burlington on Sunday night, and that Nevada State Police are investigating the crash.
4:30 a.m. Update: The Nevada Department of Transportation says the scene of the crash has been cleared and the road has been reopened.
4:00 a.m. Update: According to Sheriff Ken Furlong, the suspect vehicle was trying to get away from deputies when it crashed into a small SUV.
The two people killed in the crash were passengers in the suspect vehicle. A third passenger and the driver of the car were taken to Renown. Sheriff Furlong says the third passenger is in critical condition. The driver of the SUV was also taken to Renown, but her condition is unknown.
The road is expected to reopen Monday morning early enough that it will not impact transportation to school.
Original Story: Two people have been killed after a crash in Carson City.
It happened around 10 p.m. at the corner of U.S. 50 and Saliman Rd.
Sheriff Ken Furlong tells us that 3 other people were injured in the crash, which they believe came after merchandise was stolen from a nearby Burlington store.
Furlong says the two fatalities were in the suspect vehicle.
The other three people who were injured in the crash have been taken to the hospital and their condition is not yet known.
NSP will be handling the investigation.
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