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May 28, 2023

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Two children, two adults injured in wreck on Boulder Highway

Boulder Highway accident

Two children and two adults were injured when the station wagon they were riding in rammed into another vehicle Wednesday afternoon on Boulder Highway, Metro Police said.

The accident happened at 2:32 p.m. on Boulder Highway, south of Harmon Avenue in the eastern valley, police said.

A 1985 Ford Country Squire station wagon, driven by 54-year-old Duane Reitz, was traveling north on Boulder Highway when it failed to slow as it approached vehicles stopped for a traffic light, police said.

The station wagon rear-ended a 2005 Ford F-550 utility truck stopped at the light, police said.

The station wagon was damaged extensively in the collision, which sent Reitz and his three passengers from Mexico to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center with serious to critical injuries, police said.

A 7-year-old girl suffered critical injuries, a 4-year-old boy suffered serious injuries and a 29-year-old woman suffered serious injuries, police said. Reitz, of Las Vegas, was transported in critical condition, police said.

The men in the utility truck suffered minor injuries, police said. The cause of the accident remains unclear.

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