Winnemucca man dies after a head-on crash with a bus
WINNEMUCCA, Nev. (KOLO) -A Winnemucca man died Friday when his pickup truck collided head-on with a commercial passenger bus about 25 miles east of Winnemucca, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.
Randle Lawrence Durant, 71, was declared dead at the scene.
The crash happened about 5:39 p.m. on Nevada 789 9 miles inside the Humboldt County line, the NHP said.
The investigation shows a Toyota Tundra truck driven by Durant was going south and for unknown reasons crossed into the northbound lane into the path of a northbound Coach USA commercial passenger bus, the NHP said.
The bus driver moved to the southbound lane to avoid a collision, but the Tundra switched lanes too and hit the front of the bus almost head-on.
The bus driver was taken to Humboldt General Hospital with injuries the NHP described as not life-threatening. Two others in the bus were treated on scene and released.
The investigation continues. Anyone with information is asked to call Trooper Duroy at 775-623-6511.
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