Man Killed on Interstate 80 While Crossing on Foot ID'd

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

WADSWORTH, NV - A man was hit and killed along Interstate 80 in Storey County Thursday night.

The Nevada Highway Patrol reports 26-year-old Jason Gonzalez of Wadsworth was crossing the eastbound lanes of the freeway directly in front of a commercial truck headed east. The truck hit Gonzalez near exit 44 about 8PM.

The driver pulled over and stopped, and troopers say he is cooperating with the investigation. He was driving a Freightliner tractor towing a semi-trailer.

One eastbound lane was shut to traffic for several hours during the NHP investigation.

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