I-80 WB Reopened After Morning Crash

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A three-car crash shut down the westbound lanes of U.S. Interstate 80 in Reno during part of the morning rush hour.

Nevada Highway Patrol spokesman Chuck Allen says three people
were hurt in the chain-reaction accident near the Wells exit but none of the injuries is considered life threatening.

NHP says the three car chain-reaction began when a male driver of a grey Ford pickup failed to reduce his speed as he was approaching slower moving commuter traffic. His pickup slammed into a white Plymouth Neon that was then slammed into a grey Jeep Liberty.

The Neon was carrying 3 occupants that included a mother and toddler that had to be extricated from the car by the Reno Fire Department. They were transported to Renown Regional Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.

Trooper Allen says the driver of the pickup who triggered the event was cited for failure to use due care.

That crash backed up traffic leading to a pair of other small fender benders on I-80 east of downtown.

Allen says all lanes were opened shortly after 9 a.m. but traffic was expected to be delayed while cleanup continued.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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