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Authorities: Man, 2 kids killed in DUI-related crash in Nye County near Amargosa Valley

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Posted at 12:01 PM, Nov 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-29 16:15:25-05

NYE COUNTY (KTNV) — Authorities are investigating a deadly multi-vehicle crash where three people died Sunday afternoon in Nye County.

The Nye County Sheriff's Office says a collision occurred around 11:30 a.m. on the U.S. 95 at mile marker 27 near Amargosa Valley.

As a result of the crash, the U.S. 95 was closed from state route 160 to state route 373, about 88 miles northwest of Las Vegas, with the Nevada State Police confirming the fatal crash.

Authorities say three people, including two children, died in the crash that involved an impaired driver, according to the Associated Press.

The collision happened when a Volvo veered out of its lane and struck a truck with a camper attached and then a second car. The Volvo then rammed a minivan.

A man in the front passenger seat as well as a boy and girl were all killed.

The woman driving and another boy survived.

Police say the suspected impaired driver was arrested and taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.

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The highway was closed for about three hours while police held their on-scene investigation.