Search on for wrong-way driver after causing crash on I-80

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LOVELOCK, Nev. (KOLO) - NHP is searching for a wrong-way driver who caused a crash on I-80 west of Lovelock that left one person in critical condition.

The crash happened at 9:16 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2019.

The Nevada Highway Patrol says the wrong-way driver was traveling east in the westbound lanes of I-80 about 18 miles west of Lovelock. The driver of a blue Jeep Grand Cherokee, traveling westbound in the westbound lanes, steered to avoid the wrong-way driver and overturned.

The passenger of the Jeep was not wearing a seatbelt, and was thrown from the vehicle and flown to a hospital via CareFlight in critical condition. The driver of the Jeep sustained minor injuries.

Investigators say the wrong-way driver continued driving eastbound in the westbound lanes. They are looking for a white or gold colored heavy-duty Ford truck, possibly an F-250 or F-350.

If you were a witness, or have any information regarding this incident, please contact Trooper Max Davis of the Nevada Highway Patrol Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team (M.I.R.T.) at 775-687-9618 or max.davis@dps.state.nv.us NHP Case #190100704.