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CAPTION ONLY: 3 DIE AS CRANE CRASHES ONTO PARKING LOT

SHARE CAPTION ONLY: 3 DIE AS CRANE CRASHES ONTO PARKING LOT

Officials examine a car that was crushed when a crane fell on it in a hotel parking lot Wednesday in Laughlin, Nev. The crash killed two people sitting in their cars and a man walking nearby. The crane fell as it was being used to pluck another crane from the top of the 28-story unfinished Riverside Resort and Casino in this small gaming community about 90 miles south of Las Vegas. The crane operator jumped from his seat and was not injured. The top of the crane on the tower fell onto an empty area of the parking lot. A witness said the crane buckled after one of its tension lines snapped.