UPDATE SEPT. 5: The NHP said a Toyota Corolla failed to stop for a posted stop sign and entered the highway causing a collision with a Nissan Sentra.
The driver and the passenger of the Corolla died as a result of the crash. Five occupants of the Sentra were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to troopers.
Authorities later identified the Toyota's driver as 78-year-old Antonia Pappas, of Henderson, and 80-year-old Christina Rich, of New York.
Impairment did not appear to be a factor, but troopers continue their investigation.
SEPT. 4 - 6:50 P.M.
Northbound US-95 is now open at I-11 after an hours-long closure following a crash that left two dead.
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Two people are dead after a crash on the I-11 and US-95, according to Nevada Highway Patrol.
NHP also says seven people were transported from the scene with injuries from serious to critical.
#update US95 NB at I-11 closed, traffic being diverted onto I-11 SB. NB I-11 is open. Total of 7 people transported, 1 deceased, injuries listed as serious to critical. #drivesafenv #buckleup #nhpsocomm pic.twitter.com/OMlblCTlno— NHP Southern Command (@NHPSouthernComm) September 4, 2019