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Impairment suspected in fatal wrong-way crash on I-80

One driver was killed when she hit another car head-on on I-80 at Boomtown.
One driver was killed when she hit another car head-on on I-80 at Boomtown.(NHP)
Published: Jul. 28, 2021 at 8:01 AM PDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2021 at 11:48 AM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Nevada Highway Patrol suspects impairment was a factor in a wrong-way crash that left a Sparks woman dead.

It happened just before 3:30 a.m. on July 28, 2021 on Interstate-80 near Boomtown.

NHP said Elizabeth Andrews, 39, hit another vehicle head-on on westbound I-80 near the Boomtown exit.

Andrews was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The scene of a fatal head-on crash on I-80 near Boomtown.
The scene of a fatal head-on crash on I-80 near Boomtown.(Nevada Highway Patrol)

The driver of the other vehicle sustained minor injuries. A semi was hit by debris from the crash.

The road was closed for about four hours while responders worked to clear the scene.

The autopsy results are still pending.

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