This article has been updated to include information from Nevada Highway Patrol's preliminary accident report.
A crash on Highway 95 in Nye County, Nevada on Saturday, March 27, shattered a Teton Valley family forever.
Victor residents Lauren Starcevich, Michael Durmeier, Durmeier’s daughter Georgia and son Jackson, and Starcevich’s daughter Emerson, were heading south toward Las Vegas when a man driving north in a Ford F-150 truck partially entered their lane and struck their vehicle, according to a preliminary report by Nevada Highway Patrol. Also according to the report, impairment on the part of the truck driver is suspected, but the investigation is ongoing.
Starcevich, Durmeier, and Georgia succumbed to their injuries and were pronounced dead on the scene. Jackson and Emerson were transported to a hospital in Las Vegas.
After learning about the accident, Josh Myers, Emerson’s father, left Teton Valley late on Saturday night to get to Las Vegas to see his daughter. Emerson, a six-year-old student at Driggs Elementary, was released from the hospital on Monday with a fractured wrist.
Chelsea Roberts, Jackson and Georgia’s mother, also rushed to the Nevada hospital; her son, a fifth-grader at Rendezvous Upper Elementary, was reported to be in the trauma center on Monday.
GoFundMe accounts have been established for Emerson and her family, and for Jackson and his family. This article will be updated with more information on how the community can help the families affected by this tragedy.