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Wrong-way driver identified in fatal Pyramid Highway crash

NHP investigates a deadly wrong-way crash on Pyramid Highway on Monday, May 31, 2021.
NHP investigates a deadly wrong-way crash on Pyramid Highway on Monday, May 31, 2021.(KOLO)
Published: May. 31, 2021 at 6:24 AM PDT|Updated: Jun. 2, 2021 at 10:45 AM PDT
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SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) - The man who died following a head-on crash on Pyramid Highway early Monday morning has been identified as 64-year-old Michael Richey.

Authorities said Richey was driving the wrong way when the crash happened at Sky Ranch Boulevard just after 4:30 a.m. May 31, 2021. Richey is believed to be from Carson City.

The cause and manner of death are pending further investigation.

The driver of the other vehicle sustained minor injuries.

The road was closed while troopers cleared the scene.

Investigators are working to determine how Richey got onto the road the wrong way.

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