October 25, 2014
ELKO, Nev. (AP) - Authorities say nine people were injured when a van transporting employees with a mining company collided with a
pickup on a rural Nevada highway.
The Elko Daily Free Press reports the accident happened early Monday about 15 miles north of Elko on Mountain City Highway.
Nevada Highway Patrol Sgt. Roy Baughman says the van was carrying eight employees of Jerritt Canyon Mine when it crashed with a Ford Ranger.
Those in the van were taken to an Elko hospital. A mine spokeswoman says one employee was then flown to a hospital in Salt Lake City.
The patrol says the driver of the pickup, 53-year-old Debra Morris, also was taken to University of Utah hospital with serious injuries.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.