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April 18, 2015

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Head-on crash on I-15 leaves 3 dead, 4 injured

Three people were killed and four others were injured early Sunday when a car traveling the wrong way on Interstate 15 near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway slammed head-on into an oncoming vehicle, authorities reported.

Traffic was being diverted around the scene Sunday morning, said Trooper Loy Hixson, public information officer for the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Hixson said the crash occurred about 4:30 a.m. on the southbound lanes of I-15 near Speedway Boulevard.

A gold Acura Legend was traveling north in the southbound lane and collided head-on into a white GMC Yukon SUV, Hixson said.

The Acura driver, the SUV driver and a female passenger in the SUV were all pronounced dead at the scene, Hixson said.

Four other passengers in the SUV, two males and two females, were injured and were transported by ambulance to UMC Trauma, where they are in critical condition, Hixson said.

He said officers have not yet released the names or ages of the people involved and do not whether they were wearing seatbelts.

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  1. Any count on traffic fatalities for the year so far in the valley?