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Motorist is killed in a head-on collision near Pahrump

A man was killed Monday afternoon in a car crash west of Red Rock Canyon on Nevada Highway 160, authorities said.

The man was driving a white Saturn near Williams Ranch Road, when he collided head-on with an SUV, Nevada Highway Patrol trooper Chelsea Stuenkel said in a statement.

The NHP said the Saturn driver, who died at the scene, appeared to be at fault.

The man driving the SUV was taken to a Henderson hospital with survivable injuries. The vehicles carried no passengers.

The highway reopened in both directions at 6:40 p.m., the Nevada Transportation Department tweeted.

The investigation into the crash is continuing,

Other details of what led to the collision are not immediately clear.

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