Icy roadway blamed for another fatal northern Nevada traffic accident

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CARLIN (AP) - The Nevada Highway Patrol says icy road conditions
were a factor in a head-on collision that killed a man in Elko

39-year-old Jaime Hernandez of Battle Mountain died after the
crash Thursday on Nevada Route 766 about four miles north of

According to troopers, the victim's car was northbound when an
oncoming pickup truck driven by 22-year-old Matthew Loup crossed
the center line and crashed into it.

Troopers say a preliminary investigation found that Loup lost
control of his truck because he was driving too fast for

Hernandez and his passenger were taken to Northeastern Nevada
Medical Center in Elko, where Hernandez was pronounced dead.
Both Loup and his passenger escaped unharmed.

The 4:35 p-m accident is under investigation.

Icy roadways also contributed to a single-vehicle crash
yesterday in Reno that killed University of Nevada, Reno journalism
dean Cole Campbell, and a five-car crash yesterday on U-S Highway
395 near Pleasant Valley south of Reno that critically injured a
Reno man.

A frigid storm Thursday left a combination of snow and ice on
roadways across northern Nevada.

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