TONOPAH, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Highway Patrol continues to investigate a fatal rollover accident that claimed the life of a Las Vegas woman over the weekend on U.S. Highway 6 east of Tonopah.
Trooper Barbara Stapleton said Monday 71-year-old Sharon Lehan was a passenger in the 1999 Nissan Quest that crashed about 9 a.m. Saturday east of mile marker 48.
The driver, 76-year-old John Lehan of Las Vegas, was thrown from the car. He was taken to Nye County Hospital for upper body injuries. NHP had no information on his condition Monday.
A preliminary investigation indicates the westbound Nissan crossed into oncoming traffic and onto the dirt shoulder before striking a culvert and overturning.
Troopers say both people were wearing their seatbelts. There's no word on whether alcohol might have been involved.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.