WINNEMUCCA, Nev. (AP) -- Two children and a 25-year-old woman were killed, and five others injured today in a fiery crash on Interstate 80 in northern Nevada.
All eight family members from Park City, Utah, were traveling in a Dodge van early this morning when the wreck occurred about 16 miles east of Winnemucca.
The Nevada Highway Patrol has identified the deceased as 13-year-old Esbidy Corral, six-year-old Curiel Coral and 25-year-old Reyna Mota.
The 22-year-old driver, Eduardo Nunez, has been hospitalized along with the four other passengers -- 30-year-old Lorena Corral, 32-year-old Ramon Salgado, 17-year-old Ignacio Bello and one-year-old Yaaziel Omero Nunez-Mota.
The N-H-P says a preliminary investigation indicates the driver slammed on his brakes at about five o-clock this morning, causing the van to skid and strike a guard rail before rolling over.
Six people were ejected from the van, which then caught fire and sustained extensive damage.
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