First Tragic Fatal of 2008 Update

By: Stewart Campbell Email
By: Stewart Campbell Email

Trooper Chuck Allen with Nevada Highway Patrol reported that Washoe County Sheriff's deputies where on scene of a fatal crash that happened at West 4th Street and Interstate 80 just before 5:00 this morning.

Trooper Allen says the driver died after flying off the freeway and crashing into the ground below, flipping his car over.

It's too soon in the investigation to know if alcohol or speed were factors in the crash even though intial evidence led Deputies at the scene to suspect that the driver was driving within the freeway speed limit.

The crash is underneath the freeway on West 4th Street near Robb Drive.

The 23 year old, California man died at the scene due to severe chest injuries on impact.


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