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Child who died in I-15 crash identified

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Investigators look over the scene of a fatal rollover crash on I-15 on July 2, 2014. (Eric Youngman/FOX5) Investigators look over the scene of a fatal rollover crash on I-15 on July 2, 2014. (Eric Youngman/FOX5)

The Clark County Coroner's Office on Wednesday afternoon identified the little girl killed in a rollover accident earlier in the day on Interstate 15 near the Spaghetti Bowl interchange. The crash injured six others.

The crash happened just after 8 a.m. near the intersection of I-15 northbound and U.S. Highway 95.

Trooper Loy Hixson, of the Nevada Highway Patrol, said the driver of a sport utility vehicle over-corrected after making a sharp left turn on the interstate. He said the vehicle flipped, tossing out three of the six children in the vehicle. Hixson said the driver will be charged with failure to maintain travel lane.

"The driver [of the SUV] steered to the left, then abruptly back to the right. When the driver steered the vehicle back to the right, that's what caused her to lose control, causing it to overturn," Hixson said.

Hixson said all seven people who were in the vehicle were taken to University Medical Center for treatment. He said one of the children - a 9-year-old girl - died from her injuries. She has been identified as Gabriela Casias. Hixson said another child - a 6-year-old girl - was listed in critical condition, and the other victims were listed in serious condition.

According to Hixson, a preliminary investigation revealed that another vehicle may have cut off the sport utility vehicle, causing the crash.

Troopers said it appears the children were not wearing seat belts. The law requires children be in car seats until they are 6 years old and weigh at least 60 pounds.

Anyone with information about the crash was asked to call NHP Southern Command at 702-486-4100.

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