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Police say not using seat belts and speeding to blame in accident that killed three people

Fatal car wreck in Henderson

KSNV coverage of fatal car wreck in Henderson, Feb. 18, 2012.

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Speed and not using seat belts possibly contributed to the deaths of two teenagers and an elderly man when two cars collided Saturday afternoon in Green Valley, according to Henderson Police.

The accident happened at 2:50 p.m. Saturday on Windmill Parkway near Thayer Avenue and Green Valley Parkway, police said.

It appears a Dodge Stratus was heading east on Windmill Parkway when it collided with a Chrysler PT Cruiser that was attempting to turn left into an apartment complex from the westbound lanes, police said.

The 19-year-old Henderson man driving the Stratus and his 19-year-old passenger were pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Another 18-year-old passenger in the car was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center’s trauma unit, police said.

An 86-year-old man driving the PT Cruiser also was transported to Sunrise Hospital. He later died from his injuries, police said.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office will identify the victims pending notification of their families.

Authorities shut down Windmill Parkway near the accident for about four hours while they cleared the scene and investigated. It was the first fatal traffic-related accident in Henderson this year.

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