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Child Dies in Accident on Highway 50

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According to the Nevada Highway Patrol a 3-year-old girl died after the car she was riding in was hit head-on. The accident happened on Highway 50 near South Lake Tahoe and Cave Rock Tuesday night.

NHP says 3 vehicles carrying a total of 16 people were involved. They say a red station wagon was headed west towards South Lake Tahoe when it crossed into the other lane.

It clipped a black SUV carrying 8 people causing it to roll. One person from that vehicle was transported to the hospital. 

The station wagon continued forward, hitting a Chrysler minivan head on. The driver and a 3-year-old passenger of the minivan were also taken to the hospital. NHP says the 3-year-old later died at Renown Regional Medical Center.

They are investigating what caused the driver to drift into the other lane, but say alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

Highway 50 was closed for about 5 hours as crews investigated the scene.

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