SAFETY

Dixie State student dead after car accident in Nevada

Mar 15, 2021, 4:34 PM | Updated: 5:51 pm
Dixie student killed in Nevada accident...
Samuela Tupola, a junior communication studies major from Salt Lake City, died following a car accident in Las Vegas. (Nevada Highway Patrol)
(Nevada Highway Patrol)

LAS VEGAS — A Dixie State University (DSU) student and Salt Lake City native has died following a car accident in Las Vegas.

Samuela Tupola, 23, a student majoring in communication studies at Dixie State University, was one of five people involved in the accident.

Dixie student killed in accident

The accident occurred around 4 a.m. Saturday morning. Tupola, along with his four cousins, was traveling northbound near the Las Vegas Speedway, back to Utah, when a white sedan traveling south in the northbound lane crashed into their vehicle, according to Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP). 

The accident involved at least three vehicles. NHP says a semi-truck heading north attempted to brake but ended up nicking Tupola’s car. 

The conditions of the other four passengers are unknown at this time. The family of Tupola has set up a GoFund Me page to help cover funeral and medical expenses. 

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Dixie State student dead after car accident in Nevada