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Woman dies after hitting parked tow truck on U.S. 95 in Henderson

Updated Friday, June 14, 2013 | 10:22 a.m.

Car accident

A woman died and two people were injured Thursday after a three-car collision on U.S. 95 near Horizon Ridge Parkway.

Nevada Highway Patrol responded to reports of the accident about 4:20 p.m. A woman was driving a pickup truck south on U.S. 95 when she crashed into a tow truck loading a car on the shoulder, Trooper Loy Hixson said. She then hit a Toyota Camry in the middle travel lane.

The woman, identified Friday as Erika Deleon Funtila, 23, was pronounced dead on scene. Two passengers in the Camry were transported to a local hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries, Hixson said.

U.S. 95 southbound from the 215 Beltway to Horizon Ridge Parkway was reopened about 8:25 p.m., according to the Regional Transportation Commission.

Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

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