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September 3, 2015

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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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