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December 21, 2014

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Truck going wrong way on U.S. 95 hits vehicle head-on, killing 2

Two men are dead after a truck driving the wrong way on U.S. 95 north of Las Vegas collided with another vehicle Friday afternoon, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.

The accident occurred shortly before 4 p.m. when a black 2008 Ford truck was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of U.S. 95 near mile marker 94, north of the Mount Charleston exit, NHP spokesman Trooper Loy Hixson said.

The Ford truck collided with a white 2004 Chevrolet truck at a high rate of speed, killing both drivers, Hixson said. There were no other injuries from the accident.

As of 5:45 p.m., both bodies were still trapped in the mangled vehicles and it is unknown whether alcohol was a factor, Hixson said.

Traffic on southbound U.S. 95 will be diverted onto Lee Canyon Road for the next several hours, he said.

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  1. Very sad and unfortunate. Were there no patrol vehicles in or around this area to notice a vehicle driving the wrong way?? Alcohol, medical...who knows...where was law enforcement.

  2. Author, trucks or pickup trucks? Your article is not clear.

  3. Southern Nevada is not off to good start for traffic fatalaties so far this year. More presence by State troopers would help curb the highway accidents , I know ya can't fix stupid but just a presence would help.

  4. If the driver didn't know he(?) was entering the wrong ramp to the highway why would he alter his(?) action if a cop were present?

    For that matter, how could a cop being present affect this other than *maybe* being able to block the vehicle as it attempted to enter the wrong ramp?

    Get real, people.

  5. Cop or no cop - how in the heck did this guy NOT realize he was going the wrong way? Was he impaired to the point he had no idea where he was going? Maybe it was a medical episode. Maybe.