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UPDATE: Names Released Of Those Involved In Fatal Crash Near Jackpot


By Andrew Reed

Jackpot, NV ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) On Friday, December 6th, 2013, at approximately 5:15 pm, a silver 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by Kenny Laroy Anderson, age 39, from Spring Creek, Nevada, was traveling southbound on US93. Craig Steven Hakala, age 49, from Twin Falls, Idaho, was driving a red 1995 Ford Explorer northbound on US93.

Statements indicate that Mr. Anderson was attempting to pass a semi-truck with trailer. While passing the semi-truck, Mr. Anderson failed to move his vehicle back into the southbound travel lane, and hit the Ford Explorer head on. As a result of the crash, both Mr. Anderson and Mr. Hakala succumbed to their injuries.

Kimberly Anne Anderson, age 38, from Spring Creek, Nevada, was a passenger in the 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. She sustained critical injuries and was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital in Twin Falls, Idaho.

All occupants were wearing their seatbelts.

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