Rollover, Care Flight Shut Down Freeway

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

UPDATE, 4pm:
RENO, Nev. -- A Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) sergeant tells KOLO 8 News Now the vehicle involved in the rollover accident that shut down Interstate 80 Saturday was a rental car, a 2011 Nissan 4-door.

The driver and passenger were a mother and daughter. The mother was driving. It is early in the investigation, but officials say the driver likely drifted off the road to the left and over-corrected to the right, causing the car to flip. It rolled a number of times, hitting a culvert along the way.

A Care Flight crew landed on the freeway and took the mother to the hospital. As of 4pm, her injuries were listed as moderate.

A ground ambulance crew took the daughter to the hospital. The NHP did not have an update on her condition. The daughter is listed as living in Sacramento; no word on where the mother lived.

RENO, Nev. -- Eastbound Interstate 80 was shut down for a time Saturday afternoon after a rollover crash.

The crash happened minutes before noon about a mile and a half east of Patrick. Emergency personnel tell KOLO 8 News Now the car went off the roadway and rolled multiple times.

Two people were in the car. The Care Flight helicopter landed on the freeway to take one person to the hospital. A ground ambulance took the other person to the hospital.

The road was shut down less than half an hour.

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