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One dead in two-vehicle crash on Bourbon Street

“One car was on top of another parked car and the car was resting on its passenger side. Crew ...

One person was killed in a two-vehicle accident just after 10 p.m. on Sunday, September 11.

Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Chief Scott Lewis said the collision occurred along Bourbon Street just west of Pahrump Valley Boulevard.

“As the crews responded, they were updated with information stating that two people were mechanically trapped,” Lewis said. “A car was on top of another parked car and the car was on its passenger side. Crews arrived on site and completed the scene size and confirmed the accident as described. ”

Lewis also said it had been determined that at least one person was still alive while crews were working to remove the patient.

In addition, there were initial reports that a child may have been in one of the vehicles, which turned out to be unfounded.

“A door has been removed to free one person,” he noted. “The second resident was pronounced dead at the scene. That person was kept in office pending the investigation of the NHP death team. Once that was done, the crews completed the recovery of the body from the vehicle. It was initially thought that a child may have been involved because a car seat came out of the vehicle. Crews were on site for most of the early morning hours to assist with the scene lighting investigation and also with recovery. ”

The victim of the crash has not been identified.

Structure fire

On Saturday, September 10, crews were dispatched to a report of a fire along the 1600 block of South Meier Drive at approximately 3 a.m.

“Crews came to the scene to find a double-wall fabricated home with a plethora of personal property surrounding it,” Lewis said. “The investigation revealed a fire at the bottom of the doublewide. Crews began an attack by removing the side skirting boards and gaining access to the underside to extinguish the fire. They checked for expansion and found minimal expansion of the interior. There were no injuries and two occupants were removed from the building and are with other family and friends in the area.”

Flash flood assessment

In the wake of recent thunderstorms in and around the valley, Lewis was sent to South Highway 160 on Monday, Sept. 12 to assess the condition of roads caused by flooding.

“I received a telephone report of flooding on Highway 160 in Clark County at about mile marker 35,” he said. “My investigation showed that we did have some flooding on the roadway. It only had a brief impact on traffic and there was quite a bit of water movement at the shoulders and median. ”

Furthermore, Lewis noted that there have been several flash flood warnings in recent days.

“We’ve dealt with other areas in Nye County, and we’ve had significant thunderstorms and flooding in the Round Mountain area, and we’ve had some thunderstorms and water flowing through Tonopah.”

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