7 teens injured in single-vehicle crash in Carson City
Multiple people were injured in a single-vehicle crash reported in Carson City Thursday night, according to the sheriff's office.
The crash was reported on Kings Canyon Road, which was closed Thursday night, the sheriff's office said on Twitter.
Sheriff Ken Furlong confirmed to News 4-Fox 11 that the crash was reported at about 10:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, just west of Longview Way.
Deputies arrived on scene and determined an SUV had rolled over. Seven teenagers were inside the SUV at the time of the crash, Furlong said.
Two of the teens were taken to Renown in Reno via Care Flight, while the other five were taken to a hospital via ambulance. Injuries range from moderate to "extremely critical," according to the sheriff.
Due to the severity of the crash, Nevada Highway Patrol is taking over the investigation, with an accident reconstruction team heading to the scene to assist with the investigation.
Trooper Dan Gordon says that five of the seven occupants were not wearing seat belts causing two people to be ejected from the SUV. Two juveniles are being treated with life-threatening injuries, and three others are in critical condition.
Gordon says the teens were in a Dodge Nitrus that had five seats. Due to the law violation, once the investigation is complete, a case will be sent to the District Attorney's Office.
The Carson City School District on Friday afternoon released the following statement:
"We are truly saddened to learn of the horrific accident involving our students, their families and our community. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with all affected by this tragic event."
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.