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UPDATE: Coroner identifies woman killed in crash near Boulder City

Posted: 5:39 AM, Apr 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-10 12:43:56-04

NEVADA (KTNV) — UPDATE APRIL 10: The woman who was killed in the crash near Boulder City on Tuesday morning has been identified as 29-year-old Trinidad Dejayna Flores from Victorville, California.

UPDATE 6 P.M. Tuesday’s crash was the third deadly collision on I-11 since the highway opened eight months ago.

Nevada Highway Patrol said an Arizona woman traveling in a U-Haul was driving the wrong way on US-93 and struck a UPS truck carrying two trailers head-on before both vehicles burst into flames.

Investigators also said the crash remained under investigation as they attempt to figure out if the driver was impaired or tired as the collision happened around 3 a.m.

The Nevada Department of Transportation told 13 Action News that from 2005 to 2015 more than 279 wrong way drivers have crashed on Nevada's freeways.

And in those crashes, 41 were killed.

NDOT is trying to prevent wrong-way driving by installing flashing warning signs.

The department got permission from the Federal Highway Administration to experiment with these signs to see if they will help.

The first ones will be installed on US 95 at Kyle Canyon Road and I-15 at Star Avenue.

UPDATE 1:20 P.M.: All lanes are now open near US-93 and I-11 following a deadly head-on crash between a U-Haul truck and a UPS tractor-trailer early this morning.

UPDATE 9:05 A.M.: Northbound lanes are now open on US-93 near I-11. Nevada Highway Patrol says to use caution in the area as they continue the investigate and conduct clean up operations.

ORIGINAL STORY
BOULDER CITY (KTNV) - US-93 is closed in both directions near Boulder City after a deadly head-on crash between a U-Haul truck and a UPS tractor-trailer.

Nevada Highway Patrol says a woman coming from Arizona was driving a U-Haul the wrong way on US-93 just after 3 a.m.

She hit a UPS truck pulling 2 trailers head on and both trucks were engulfed in flames, authorities say.

The female driver died. The UPS driver was taken to hospital in unknown condition.

Diesel fuel spilled on the road following the crash. Authorities expect clean up to take several hours, possibly all day.

Traffic is being diverted on US-95 to 163 through Laughlin to get to Arizona.