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Oregon women killed in central Nevada crash

Staff Reports

Two Portland, Ore., women were killed in a single vehicle rollover in Central Nevada on Tbursday morning.

Two Portland, Ore., women were killed in a single vehicle rollover northeast of Tonopah on Thursday morning.

The identities of the women are being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The crash is still under investigation and NHP officials don't know which woman was driving.

According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, the women were in a Ford Fusion traveling north on Highway 376 near the Big Smoky Valley northeast of Tonopah.

The driver lost control of the Fusion and in the effort to regain control overcorrected and rolled over. Neither woman was wearing a seatbelt, according to NHP spokesman Trooper Dan Gordon

One woman died at the scene, and the other succumbed to her injures after being helicoptered to Las Vegas for treatment. They were 22 and 23 years old.

NHP Trooper Karen Garretson is investigating this crash. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have any information related to this crash is asked to contact her at (775) 687-9618 or kgarretson@dps.state.nv.us NHP case No. 170601405