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October 24, 2014

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Two women hospitalized after crash closes I-15 lanes

Approximate area of crash

Two women were airlifted to the hospital this morning after they were ejected from their car during a rollover crash on Interstate 15 near Sloan.

Witnesses said the car, a Toyota Scion, was speeding and weaving through traffic when the driver lost control, said Sgt. Kevin Honea of the Nevada Highway Patrol.

The Scion clipped a Toyota Camry before it went off the right side of the southbound lanes and rolled in the desert.

The southbound lanes were blocked for about 30 minutes for helicopters to airlift the women to University Medical Center. Their injuries were critical but not life-threatening, Honea said.

Honea said evidence shows drugs or alcohol were likely a factor in the crash and are part of the ongoing investigation. Charges may be filed pending the outcome of the investigation, he said.

No other injuries were reported. All lanes reopened about 11:45 a.m., Honea said.

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