The Monday afternoon crash occurred on Blue Diamond Road near the State route 159 turn off. A dump truck was unable to brake, causing it to crash into a car. The truck, carrying a heavy load and hauling a back hoe, continued down a hill and wrecked into the German’s recreational vehicle.
According to News3LV, the two Germans, age 78 and 72, died at the scene. The drivers of the dump truck and car received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital.
The debris from the motorhome caused a significant traffic backup during the investigation of the crash. Traffic between Las Vegas and Pahrump was delayed for hours, according to News3LV.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):