3 dead in crash on US 50 near Dayton

3 dead in crash on US 50 near Dayton

CREATED Jul. 11, 2013

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- The Nevada Highway Patrol has released the names of three people killed in a head-on crash on U.S. 50.

All are from the Dayton area.

The accident happened around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Trooper Dan Lopez says a Ford pickup driven by 73-year-old Ellis Lee Erwin apparently drifted into oncoming traffic near Six Mile Canyon Road about five miles east of Dayton. Also in the pickup was his wife, 72-year-old Louise Erwin.

The pickup struck a westbound Toyota Camry driven by 43-year-old Michelle Marie Stratton.

All three victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

Cause of the crash is under investigation.