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Chinese tourist identified in Pahrump crash

Posted at 1:53 PM, Oct 12, 2015

Nevada Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash Saturday morning in Pahrump.

The crash occurred around 10:35 a.m. at Blue Diamond Road, also known as State Route 160, and Bell Vista Avenue. NHP reported that a Hyundai Santa Fe van was struck as it turned in front of a Ford Excursion.

The Hyundai had 5 occupants, three who were transported to local Mountain Vista Hospital and 1 was life-flighted to University Medical Center in critical condition.

A female in the van was pronounced dead at the scene. She was identified as 61-year-old Zhongping Zhou from Beijing, China.

The Ford had 3 male occupants, who were all transported to Mountain Vista Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

There have been 51 deaths from crashes this year in the Nevada Highway Patrol-Southern Command's jurisdiction.