2 killed in crash by Hawthorne

RENO " The Nevada Highway Patrol says two people are dead following a head-on crash on a rural highway in northern Nevada.

Troopers say the accident on U.S. 95 happened just before 3 a.m. Thursday about 44 miles south of Hawthorne.

Investigators say a Mini Cooper believed to be traveling south collided with a northbound Ford van.

Both drivers died at the scene. There were no other occupants.

The patrol says the vehicles each had out-of-state license plates.

Names of those involved are being withheld until families can be notified.


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