Las Vegas, NV (August 13, 2020) – Two adults, a young child, and a family pet were killed during a fiery multi-car collision between an off-roading vehicle, a sedan, and a Ford pick-up truck that took place on the morning of Thursday, August 13th.
As stated by officers from the Nevada Highway Patrol, at approximately 11:15 a.m., a Ford pick-up truck that was pulling an off-road vehicle along the northbound lanes of Interstate 15 was on its way to the northbound exit ramp for Interstate 95 when a sedan also heading northbound along Interstate 15 attempted a dangerous lane change.
The failed lane change caused the sedan to strike a roadside crash attenuator before colliding with the Ford pick-up. The force of the high-speed impact then prompted both the vehicles to crash into the barrier wall on the righthand side of the interstate before both going over the side and becoming totally engulfed in flames.
Eyewitnesses to the atrocity informed police officers that the sedan was driving dangerously when the collision occurred, stating that the driver was weaving back and forth across the solid white lines just moments prior to impact.
The occupants of the pick-up truck, a man and his 4-year-old little girl, were still inside the truck as it dangled over the railing. The man was able to get out of the vehicle and successfully extricate his daughter moments before the truck went up in flames. Both the man and his daughter reportedly sustained only minor injuries, if any.
The truck then went over the railing, landing on top of the sedan, killing the driver. The off-roading vehicle became detached from the trailer and was hit by a passing pick-up truck on the interstate.
One of the vehicles struck a power pole at the scene of the accident, causing live wires to be exposed and creating an environment in which it was dangerous for emergency responders to attempt to reach any of the vehicles until the electricity was able to be turned off.
Emergency responders then had to disentangle the sedan which was fully pinned underneath of the Ford. Once they were finally able to separate the two vehicles, they discovered four bodies inside of the sedan. Officials said that two of the deceased occupants appeared to be adults, one was a child, and the fourth fatality was a dog that was also found inside the car.
An official from the Nevada Highway Patrol stated that the VIN number, the license plates, and everything else inside the car had been completely torched. As a result, the identities of the deceased victims are currently unknown.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
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