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NHP: Man hit and killed on I-80 in Sparks was helping disabled truck

A deadly crash is investigated on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 on eastbound Interstate 80 at Sparks...
A deadly crash is investigated on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 on eastbound Interstate 80 at Sparks Boulevard.(KOLO)
Published: May. 19, 2021 at 1:22 AM PDT|Updated: May. 27, 2021 at 3:49 PM PDT
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SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) - The man hit and killed on I-80 at the Sparks Boulevard off-ramp was helping a disabled pickup truck on the shoulder, the Nevada Highway Patrol reported.

The crash happened May 19, 2021 around 12:30 a.m.

Troopers said 67-year-old John Mouchou had stopped his GMC box truck along the south shoulder to assist the driver of a GMC Sierra 1500 pickup whose truck was disabled. Mouchou’s truck was partially blocking the travel lane and had its hazard lights flashing. Mouchou got out of his truck and was in the travel lane between his truck and the GMC Sierra when the driver of a Hyundai Genesis exited the off-ramp and hit Mouchou, his truck and the GMC Sierra.

Mouchou died from his injuries sustained in the crash.

The off-ramp was closed for several hours during the investigation.

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