Three Dead in Wrong-Way Crash Near Speedway - 8 News NOW

Three Dead in Wrong-Way Crash Near Speedway

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Photo Courtesy: Nevada Highway Patrol Photo Courtesy: Nevada Highway Patrol

LAS VEGAS-- Nevada Highway Patrol spent hours Sunday investigating a deadly crash on I-15 near the Speedway which claimed three lives.

According to NHP, the driver of an Acura was driving northbound when he entered the southbound lane, crashing into a SUV.

The driver and passenger in the SUV were killed. They have been identified by the coroner as 58-year-old Chitra Jain and 28-year-old Ashutosh Jain, of Beaumont, Texas.  Four other people were taken to University Medical Center in critical condition. The driver of the Acura, 20-year-old Aldo Diaz-Mafra was also pronounced dead at the scene.

Traffic was diverted for several hours.

 

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