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Coroner IDs 3 killed in wrong-way wreck

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Authorities released the names of three people who died after a head-on collision involving a driver going the wrong way on Interstate 15 Sunday.

According to the Clark County Coroner's office, the three killed in the incident were Ashutosh Jain, 28, of Beaumont, TX; Chitra Jain, 58; and Aldo Diaz-Mafra, 20, of Las Vegas.

Nevada Highway Patrol said the three died after a collision involving a gold Acura and a white Yukon sport-utility vehicle on southbound I-15 near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway about 4:30 a.m.

According to NHP, the Acura was traveling northbound on the southbound lanes when it struck the SUV.

The driver and a female passenger in the Yukon died as a result of the wreck, NHP said. The driver of the Acura, who was identified as Diaz-Mafra, was also killed, troopers said.

Four other people who were in the SUV were transported to University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

An investigation into the wreck is ongoing.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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