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Mammoth Lakes fire captain dies after Smith Valley crash

NHP released new details in a fatal crash in Smith Valley.
NHP released new details in a fatal crash in Smith Valley.(Nevada Highway Patrol)
Published: Mar. 4, 2021 at 10:17 AM PST
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SMITH VALLEY, Nev. (KOLO) - The Nevada Highway Patrol released new details into a fatal crash in Smith Valley.

It happened Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 around 8:15 a.m.

Investigators said 62-year-old Lawrence Myrold of Mammoth Lakes, Calif. was driving a white GMC pickup westbound on SR-825 approaching the intersection of SR-823. NHP said he failed to stop at a stop sign and hit the right side of a green Dodge Ram pickup heading northbound on SR-823, causing the Dodge Ram to overturn.

NHP said two people in the Dodge Ram were taken to a hospital, one via CareFlight, with substantial injuries.

Myrold later died from his injuries on March 2.

The Mammoth Lakes Fire Department confirmed Myrold was a captain with the fire department. In a Facebook post, Chief Frank Frievalt said he suffered a terminal head injury.

Many of you are aware that Larry Myrold was involved in a terrible accident last Saturday in the Smith Valley. We are...

Posted by Mammoth Lakes Fire Department on Wednesday, March 3, 2021
NHP released new details in a fatal crash in Smith Valley.
NHP released new details in a fatal crash in Smith Valley.(Nevada Highway Patrol)
NHP released new details in a fatal crash in Smith Valley.
NHP released new details in a fatal crash in Smith Valley.(Nevada Highway Patrol)

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