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5 still serious condition in NV mine bus crash that killed 2

August 26, 2019
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This photo released by the Nevada Highway Patrol shows the scene of a fatal accident involving a coach bus and a tractor-trailer rig Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 on State Route 766 approximately 6 miles north of Carlin, Nev. The bus carrying mine employees collided head-on with the tractor-trailer rig causing the fatalities and several injuries authorities said. (Jim Stewart/Nevada Highway Patrol via AP)
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This photo released by the Nevada Highway Patrol shows the scene of a fatal accident involving a coach bus and a tractor-trailer rig Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 on State Route 766 approximately 6 miles north of Carlin, Nev. The bus carrying mine employees collided head-on with the tractor-trailer rig causing the fatalities and several injuries authorities said. (Jim Stewart/Nevada Highway Patrol via AP)

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Five mine workers remain in serious condition with injuries they suffered in a weekend crash that killed two and injured 20 others when a truck collided with a bus carrying employees to a gold mine in northeast Nevada.

The Elko Daily Free Press reported Monday that one of the six most seriously injured workers were taken to hospitals in Reno and Salt Lake City, and one has been released.

Fourteen of the other 20 Nevada Gold Mines employees hurt in Saturday morning’s crash were treated at a hospital in Elko.

The Nevada Highway Patrol says a preliminary investigation indicates the big rig hauling ore crossed the center line of State Route 766 north of Carlin.

The 29-year-old truck driver, Andrew Nash, and a mine employee on the bus, 62-year-old Rocky Witt, were killed. Both lived in Spring Creek.

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Information from: Elko Daily Free Press, http://www.elkodaily.com

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