CHURCHILL COUNTY, Nev. (KOLO) - The Nevada Highway Patrol says unsafe passing may have led to a fatal crash on US 95, three miles south of the intersection with I-80 in Churchill County.
Trooper Matt McLaughlin says the two-vehicle crash happened shortly after 9AM February 6, 2018 on the highway, north of Fallon.
Preliminary investigation indicates the driver of a Chevy Malibu with six passengers was headed north of 95 at the same time a Chrysler PT Cruiser was being driven southbound. The driver of the Chevy tried to pass a semi-truck, entering the southbound lane in a marked passing zone. The left front of the Malibu hit the left front of the PT Cruiser.
The driver of the PT Cruiser, 62-year-old Annetta Faye Egbert of Lovelock, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Malibu was flown to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno with serious injuries; the passengers were taken by ambulance to Renown with serous injuries.
McLaughlin says there is no indication so far that the Chevy driver was impaired by alcohol or other drugs.
95 was closed between Fallon and I-80 for about four hours.
If you saw the crash or have any information about it, you're asked to contact Trooper Jason Litchie of the Nevada Highway Patrol Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team at 775-687-9631 or email@example.com regarding NHP case #180200544.