December 20, 2014
A California man was killed near Battle Mountain when his vehicle overturned after hitting a coyote on Interstate 80.
The name of the man from Hayfork, Calif. has not been released.
The Nevada Highway Patrol says the accident occurred about 6:30p.m Thursday about 12 miles east of Battle Mountain.
The patrol says the driver apparently panicked after his vehicle struck the animal.
He steered left and the vehicle began to rotate before it began to skid and vaulted into the median, where it landed on its wheels and overturned.
The man was transported to Battle Mountain General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.