IDs of 2 killed north of Winnemucca in crash still being withheld

Published: Nov. 28, 2019 at 9:42 AM PST
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Dec. 5 update:

The Nevada Highway Patrol said it is waiting to identify next of kin before releasing the names of two killed in a Thanksgiving Day crash north of Winnemucca.

The NHP said the driver of the southbound Nissan Altima that crossed into the northbound lane and collided with a tractor trailer was a woman and the passenger with her was a man. Both were declared dead on scene.

11:20 a.m. Nov. 28 update:

One person died Thursday morning when a 2003 Toyota Tundra rolled on U.S. 6 about 38 miles east of Tonopah, the Nevada Highway Patrol reported.

The man driving the Toyota was not wearing a seat belt when the truck crashed at about 6:45 a.m. in Esmeralda County. The NHP is investigating driver fatigue and slick roads as factors in the crash.

U.S. 6, which connects Tonopah with Ely, is open.

10:45 a.m.Nov. 28 update:

Two people died Thursday when a Nissan Altima crossed the center lane and crashed head on into a tractor-trailer rig on U.S. 95 about 15 miles north of Winnemucca, the Nevada Highway Patrol reported.

Both deceased were in the Nissan, the NHP said. The NHP is investigating impairment as the cause of the southbound Nissan crossing into the northbound lane at about 7:28 a.m.

The crash closed U.S. 95, which goes from Winnemucca to the Oregon border.

Original story:

A fatal accident has closed part of U.S. 95 about 15 miles north of Winnemucca.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office reports only one lane is open. The crash was in the southbound lane of the highway that goes from Winnemucca to Oregon.

It appears all involved in the accident reported at 7:28 a.m. are from out of state, the sheriff’s office said.

The Nevada Highway Patrol is also working on a fatal accident on U.S. 6 near Tonopah. No road closures are reported.

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