Four people killed in separate Sunday accidents

A fatal crash is investigated on U.S. 95 near Amargosa Valley on November 28th, 2021
Fatal crash Photo credit Nye County Sheriff's Office

Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - The busiest travel day of the year was a deadly one on Southern Nevada roads, with a pair of accidents claiming four lives on Sunday.

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The first crash happened around 11:30am on U.S. Highway 95 near Amargosa Valley. Nevada State Police say that a person driving recklessly hit a pair of vehicles before slamming head-on into a minivan that had five people inside.

A man and two children inside the minivan were killed. A woman and another child inside the minivan suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver who caused the accident showed signs of impairment at the scene. He was taken to a hospital for what were described as "moderate" injuries, and was expected to be jailed once released from the hospital.

In the second crash, a woman riding an electronic mobility scooter was hit by a car on Las Vegas Boulevard south of Pebble around 5pm. Impairment is not suspected in that incident, which remains under investigation.

The names of those who were killed have not yet been released.