Name released of woman killed in wrong-way crash on I-80

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RENO, NV (KOLO) - The Nevada Highway Patrol has released the name of a woman killed in a head-on crash on Interstate 80. It happened between Mogul and Verdi just after midnight the morning of Thursday, July 4, 2019.

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39-year-old Sarah Brand of Sacramento was killed in the crash.

Preliminary NHP investigation indicates the driver of a Kia sedan was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of 80, east of the Verdi exit. The Kia hit a westbound Mercedes SUV head-on. Brand was a passenger in the Kia.

The driver of the Kia was seriously hurt and taken to a hospital; both people in the Mercedes sustained minor injuries, according to NHP.

The Nevada Highway Patrol is seeking witnesses to this crash. If you saw it or have any information about it, you're asked to contact the Nevada Highway Patrol Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team at and reference NHP Case #190700269.

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