I-80 Reopened in Fernley After Semi Truck Hits Pedestrian

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

FERNLEY, NV - Interstate 80 has reopened in Fernley after what officials are calling a suicide attempt.

It happened around dusk Friday in the eastbound lanes of I-80 near mile marker 46. Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Dave Gibson says a man on foot was in the travel lanes when a semi-truck hit him.

A medical helicopter landed on the freeway to take the man to a hospital in Reno. No word on the man's injuries or current condition.

Trooper Gibson says this appears to be a suicide attempt. Emergency crews were able to clear the road quickly.


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