UPDATE: Police identify Phoenix residents killed in Labor Day crash

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UPDATE Sept. 3:

KINGMAN, Ariz. -- Authorities have identified four people killed in a Labor Day crash on the highway connecting Las Vegas to Kingman.

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say they include three Phoenix-area residents and a Texas man.

Three others in the two vehicles that collided on U.S. 93 about 20 miles south of Hoover Dam were hospitalized in Las Vegas. The accident happened after the driver of a northbound vehicle lost control and rolled into the opposite lanes.

Killed in a Toyota Landcruiser were the driver, 31-year-old Adam Klimik of Buckeye, 23-year-old Enrique Quintero of Goodyear and 18-year-old Yvette Gonzalez of Avondale.

Killed in the southbound Pontiac sedan was 62-year-old El Paso resident Gerardo Arias. His wife was injured.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

ORIGINAL REPORT:

KINGMAN, Ariz. -- Authorities say a violent crash on the highway connecting Las Vegas to Kingman left four people dead on Labor Day.

Department of Public Safety Lt. James Warriner says the accident happened on U.S. 93 about 20 miles south of Hoover Dam when a northbound vehicle carrying five people from Phoenix rolled and came to rest in the southbound lane.

A southbound vehicle them slammed into it, killing three people in the first vehicle and the driver of the second.

Three people were flown to hospitals in Las Vegas.

Warriner did not release the names of any of the dead or injured.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)