Man killed in crash with NHP vehicle found to be high

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DAYTON, Nev. (KOLO) - A man killed near Dayton in a crash with a parked Nevada Highway Patrol vehicle had illegal amounts of marijuana in his system, according to a Reno Police investigation. Reno Police took over because another police agency was involved.

Police say 75-year-old Jack Mynear of Dayton had been driving east on US 50 about five miles east of Dayton in a BMW sedan when he crossed the median and began going east on the shoulder of the westbound lane. He then hit an NHP vehicle parked on the westbound shoulder.

Witnesses said Mynear had erratic driving behavior just before the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Reno Police say investigators have completed their investigation and concluded that Mynear was at fault in the crash.

The toxicology report found Mynear had 31 nanograms per millileter of marijuana THC in his blood. NRS 484C.110 states anything above 2 ng/ml of marijuana THC in the blood is a violation of the law.

The NHP trooper, who was not identified, is still recovering from injuries sustained in the crash and is expected back to work before the end of the year.

The crash happened June 5, 2017.

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