Las Vegas, NV Car And Van Crash, Jun 1999
CAR-VAN COLLISION ON I-15 KILLS SEVEN CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS.
Las Vegas - Excessive speed and inattention are being blamed for a fiery crash on Interstate 15 that killed seven California residents.
Two people from Los Angeles and five from San Marcos were killed when a southbound car fishtailed across the dirt median and into the path of a northbound van on a busy stretch of I-15.
Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Scott Flabi blamed "excessive speed and inattention on someone's part" for Sunday night's accident.
"The car was southbound at a fairly high rate of speed, according to witnesses, when for unknown reasons the driver took evasive actions to the left," Flabi said. "The car skidded into the dirt median, tried to get back on the highway, the began fishtailing."
The van struck the car broadside, Flabi said, and both vehicles burst into flames.
Reno Gazette-Journal Reno 1999-06-29