All lanes of I-80 back open near USA Pkwy. after five-vehicle crash

Two cars caught fire in a 5-vehicle crash this morning.
Two cars caught fire in a 5-vehicle crash this morning.(NHP)
Published: Sep. 15, 2021 at 7:54 AM PDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2021 at 10:27 AM PDT
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WADSWORTH, Nev. (KOLO) - All lanes of I-80 near USA Parkway are back open following a crash involving two tankers and three vehicles.

It happened just before 6:30 A.M. Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

According to NHP, a pickup and sedan were slowing down when a tanker driver failed to hit the brakes and rear-ended both vehicles. Both the car and pickup caught fire.

NHP said a second tanker was also involved and a fifth car failed to stop after the initial crash.

At least one person was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Westbound I-80 lanes and one eastbound lane were blocked for hours this morning during the investigation.

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