NHP: 1 Killed While Changing Flat Tire on I-80

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - One person was killed and 11 were injured Monday when a pickup truck slammed into two vehicles that were
parked along Interstate 80 to change a flat tire, authorities said.

The accident happened around 3 a.m. near the Victoria Avenue interchange. East bound lanes were closed for about three hours.

Investigators said a blue Subaru and white Chrysler minivan had pulled over to change a flat tire on the Subaru, which was parked partially on the shoulder and partially in the slow travel lane of the freeway.

The minivan was parked behind it in the slow travel lane when it was struck by a Chevrolet pickup truck, the Nevada Highway Patrol said. The impact pushed the minivan into the Subaru and two men who were changing the tire.

One of the men died after being take to a hospital, the patrol said.

Eleven others were taken to hospitals for injuries ranging from minor to serious, authorities said.

The driver of the pickup was not injured, the patrol said.

Names of those involved were not immediately released.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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