An 11-year-old Costa Mesa girl has been killed after the personal watercraft she was riding on crashed with another watercraft on the Colorado River in Nevada, according to a news report.
The Nevada Department of Wildlife said that Samantha Nguyen, a 6th grade student at Sonora Elementary School in Costa Mesa, was a passenger on the back of a personal watercraft that was being followed by another watercraft on the Colorado River south of Laughlin, Nevada. Samantha’s watercraft stopped and the second watercraft ran into and over the top of the first.
Samantha was pronounced dead at Western Arizona Regional Medical Center in Bullhead City, Arizona. Two other people – 45-year-old Vince Nguyen and another 11-year-old girl – were injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment.
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