Three killed in crash south of Tonopah identified

Published: Dec. 29, 2016 at 9:21 AM PST
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Authorities have identified three people who died in a head-on crash about 10 miles south of Tonopah.

The Nevada Highway Patrol on Thursday said 80-year-old driver Dan Haskon Norcom and 78-year-old passenger Diane Celestine Atencio, both of Goldfield, died on U.S. Highway 95 Wednesday when a pickup truck pulling a trailer crossed into oncoming traffic and hit their car head-on.

Troopers say the pickup driver, 47-year-old Michael Wayne McKinnis of Tonopah, also died.

Two other people in his truck were hospitalized with serous but non-life threading injuries.

Troopers say they don't suspect the drivers were impaired.

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