Driver Killed in Three-Vehicle Crash in Gardnerville

Fatal crash in Gardnerville 7/18/2013. Courtesy Nevada Highway Patrol
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GARDNERVILLE, NV - Highway 395 is back open in Gardnerville after a fatal crash.

The Nevada Highway Patrol reports it happened just before 10AM Thursday south of Riverview Drive.

Troopers say the driver of a Ford Taurus was rear-ended by a truck while making a left turn into a private driveway off 395. That impact pushed the Ford into traffic and into the path of another truck. The driver of the Ford was killed; troopers say there are no other serious injuries.

Traffic was diverted through the Gardnerville Ranchos during the investigation.

The driver of the truck that hit the Ford may face charges, according to the NHP. The name of the victim hasn't been released.

Trooper Doug Hildebrand of the Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating this crash. Witnesses or anyone with additional information are encouraged to contact him at (775) 689- 4623 or regarding case number NHP- 130701640.