UPDATE - Former NFL player Jim McMahon was released from Renown Tuesday night, then flew home to Arizona to recuperate, according to his agent. His female companion had already been released. No information has been released about the driver's condition, and a call to Bell Limo hasn't been returned.
RENO, NV - A limousine carrying former NFL star Jim McMahon and a female companion crashed just south of Reno Monday afternoon.
According to Nevada Highway Patrol it happened around 2 p.m., when 40-year-old Robert McCoy was driving the Bell limousine carrying retired NFL quarterback Jim McMahon to the Reno-Tahoe Airport from South Lake Tahoe.
The limo veered off U.S. 395 in Pleasant Valley near Andrew Lane and plowed through a barb wire fence before landing on its wheels in a field. Traffic was backed up on US 395 northbound due to the accident.
Fifty-one-year-old McMahon and passenger, 46-year-old Lori Navon, along with the driver of the limo, were taken to Renown Regional Medical Center. Their injuries do not appear to be serious, says the NHP.
McMahon played in the American Century Celebrity golf tournament this past week.
The crash is still under investigation. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.
Any witnesses to the accident are encouraged to call the DPS communication center at 775-687-0400 reference Accident #1107180999, or Trooper John Dodge at 775-688-2500.