Five confirmed dead in three-vehicle crash on US-95 near Amargosa Valley

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A crash on the U.S. 95 has left five people dead and one other injured. Nevada Highway Patrol reports that the crash was the a head-on collision.

According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, a car in the northbound lanes attempted to to pass a truck that traveling in front of it near mile marker 27 . The car immediately collided with another car in the southbound lane.

The car in the southbound lane then hit the truck, forcing it off the road. The truck rolled over and the driver of the truck was thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A female passenger in the truck is the only survivor of the crash, but she has been transported to the hospital via helicopter in critical condition. She is now reportedly stable.

The two occupants of the vehicle that attempted to pass the truck also died at the scene. Their bodies were reportedly burnt so badly that NHP is having difficulty identifying them.

"This is one of those scenes where you can see the carnage. It was a very violent, dynamic crash," said Trooper Travis Smaka of Nevada Highway Patrol. "You can see one of the vehicles burst into flames. Unfortunately the two occupants of that vehicle have been burned."

There were two occupants in the southbound vehicle as well. Both died in the crash.

The US 95 was shut down between State Route 373 and State Route 160 as deputies investigate the accident.

NHP says that because of difficulty seeing other vehicles in the middle of the desert, it's the law for vehicles to have their headlights on at all hours of the day from north of Creech Air Force Base to Tonopah.

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