April 23, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev -- A wrong-way driver crashed on Interstate 580 in Carson City, killing himself and shutting down the freeway.
A Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) dispatcher tells KOLO 8 News Now the call came in just after 8:30am and that southbound traffic was diverted at Arrowhead for a few hours during the investigation.
Trooper Dan Lopez is on scene investigating the crash. He says a green Infinity was going northbound in the southbound lanes. It hit a concrete bridge abutment and the driver, a 78-year old man, was killed. He was the only person in the car.
Trooper Lopez says the freeway could re-open by about 10:45am.
If you have any more information on the crash, please call the NHP dispatch at (775) 687-0400 and refer to incident number 130208271.
Stay with KOLO 8 News Now for the latest updates as they become available.