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At least 10 people hospitalized in 3 wrecks near Mesquite

One crash involved a car and five motorcycles, Nevada Highway Patrol reports

Updated Friday, June 4, 2010 | 10:05 p.m.


Two separate crashes near Mesquite on Friday night — one involving a car and five motorcycles — have sent at least three people to the hospital, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Those crashes follow an earlier wreck a few miles away on Interstate 15 in which seven people were hospitalized with non-critical injuries, police said.

The most recent wrecks, one in the northbound lane of I-15 and the other in the southbound lane, happened about 8:50 p.m. about six to seven miles south of Mesquite, Trooper Joseph Fackrell said.

One crash, in the southbound lanes, involved a passenger vehicle and five motorcycles. One of the motorcyclists was airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, police said.

Another person was being extricated from the car with unknown injuries, Fackrell said.

The crash in the northbound lanes involved three or four vehicles, Fackrell said. Two people were transported to Mesa View Regional Hospital in Mesquite, he said.

Police could not immediately provide details about what caused the wrecks.

Earlier in the evening, at about 6:30 p.m., seven people were taken to the hospital for injuries suffered in another multi-vehicle wreck on I-15 a few miles away.

Fackrell said a Ford Explorer overturned at mile marker 112, near Mesquite, causing a collision among other vehicles.

He said seven people were taken to Mesa View Regional Hospital in Mesquite. None of their injuries were critical, Fackrell said.

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