Idaho girl killed in northern Nevada accident
December 28, 2002
JACKPOT — A 4-year-old Idaho girl was killed when the van she was riding in drifted off a rural highway and overturned, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.
Susana DeLaRiva Sanchez, of Caldwell, Idaho, was not properly restrained and was thrown through the window of the 1989 Chevy van, the patrol said.
The accident occurred Wednesday on U.S. 93, about 30 miles south of Jackpot on Nevada-Idaho line.
The patrol said the driver of the southbound van, Antonio Rosales Lopez, drifted off the west edge and overcorrected, causing the van to rotate clockwise.
The van skidded across the travel lane and off the road. A trailer being pulled by the van disconnected.
Lopez and his other passengers, Jose L. DeLaRiva, 31, Ma Guadalupe Sanchez, 37, and Maria F. DeLaRiva Sanchez, 5, all of Caldwell, were seriously injured, the patrol said.
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None of the passengers were wearing safety belts, troopers said.