Wrong-Way Driver Causes Fatal Crash on 580 in Carson City

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CARSON CITY, Nev -- A wrong-way driver crashed on Interstate 580 in Carson City, killing himself and shutting down the freeway.

A Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) dispatcher tells KOLO 8 News Now the call came in just after 8:30am and that southbound traffic was diverted at Arrowhead for a few hours during the investigation.

Trooper Dan Lopez is on scene investigating the crash. He says a green Infinity was going northbound in the southbound lanes. It hit a concrete bridge abutment and the driver, a 78-year old man, was killed. He was the only person in the car.

Trooper Lopez says the freeway could re-open by about 10:45am.

If you have any more information on the crash, please call the NHP dispatch at (775) 687-0400 and refer to incident number 130208271.

Stay with KOLO 8 News Now for the latest updates as they become available.