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2 from California identified in fatal Nevada highway crash

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities in Nevada have identified two California residents killed Wednesday in a head-on vehicle collision on a highway in rural Nye County.

The Nevada Highway Patrol said the driver of a Subaru Forester, Scherrie Peterson, 59, of Sacramento, and passenger Lopez A. Lopez Preciado, 56, of Truckee, died when their vehicle heading south on U.S. 95 crossed into the path of a northbound Ford F450 pickup.

The driver of the pickup was not publicly identified, but was taken to Desert View Hospital in Pahrump with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, Trooper Ashlee Wellman said.

The NHP said the cause of the crash remained under investigation.

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