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Crash injures 3 during vigil at intersection where young girl died

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Crash injures 3 during vigil at intersection where young girl died

By Stacey Gualandi. CREATED Nov 14, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A three-vehicle crash occurred during a candlelight vigil being held for a teen killed at that same intersection.

The crash happened around 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Family and friends were coming together to remember 14-year-old Helen Liu who was hit and killed while crossing Blue Diamond and Cimarron over the weekend.

As Action News was at the vigil, a multiple-vehicle crash happened at the same intersection.

Three vehicles were involved: Toyota Celica, F150 pickup truck and Chevrolet Trail Blazer.

The three young people in the Celica were all transported to UMC Trauma; a 14-year-old female passenger is in critical condition, the 17-year-old male driver had minor injuries and a 12-year-old female passenger is in fair condition. They were heading to the nearby vigil when the crash happened.

The Nevada Highway Patrol said the Celica was traveling southbound on Cimarron into the intersection, while the pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Blue Diamond traveling through the intersection.

The two vehicles collided, and then struck the Trail Blazer.

The people in the other two vehicles are okay.

It's unclear who was at fault.

Over the weekend, Helen Liu was crossing Blue Diamond with two friends, when they were all struck by a pickup truck. Helen died and the two other girls were in critical condition.

Residents in the area have been fighting for a crosswalk and traffic signal at the intersection.

Stacey Gualandi

Stacey Gualandi

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Stacey Gualandi joined the Action News team as a general assignment reporter in July 2013.