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Two killed in wrong-way DUI crash on I-11 in Boulder City, police say

Updated June 1, 2024 - 4:02 pm

Two people were killed after a wrong-way head-on crash involving a suspected impaired driver on Interstate 11 near Boulder City on Saturday afternoon, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.

The U.S. 95 and I-11 interchange exit ramp was closed because of the crash, which happened at about 2:22 p.m. on I-11 at mile marker 6 near Boulder City, according to police.

All southbound lanes of I-11 were closed.

In an emailed statement, Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Shawn Haggstrom said a woman and a man were killed in the crash.

The wrong-way driver was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries and will be booked on suspicion of impairment, Haggstrom said.

The wrong-way driver also had two children in the vehicle. The children were taken to a local hospital as a precaution, Haggstrom said.

Contact Brett Clarkson at bclarkson@reviewjournal.com.

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