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Head-on fatal wreck closes highway between Las Vegas, Phoenix


PHOENIX — A head-on fatal crash involving two tractor-trailer rigs closed the main route between Las Vegas and Phoenix in both directions in southern Nevada near the Arizona border.

The Nevada Highway Patrol-Southern Command confirmed the U.S. 93 crash in an early Tuesday tweet, but did not say how many were killed.

The freeway was reopened within a few hours.

The accident occurred about two miles from the Arizona border.

The crash caused a large diesel fuel spill as well as debris that needed to be cleaned up.

Drivers were encouraged to use alternative routes, including Interstate 40 and U.S. 95.

No other information was provided.

Access to the Hoover Dam was also shut off. The Bureau of Reclamation said tours were closed for several hours.


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