Two killed in wrong-way crash in eastern Nevada

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WEST WENDOVER, Nev. (KOLO) - The Nevada Highway Patrol says two people were killed in a crash on I-80 in West Wendover Monday.

About 2:30PM September 10, 2018, troopers and the West Wendover Police Department responded to reports of a wrong-way driver, but were not able to find the car. About 50 minutes later, they got reports of a crash involving a big rig and two passenger cars just west of the Utah border.

NHP's preliminary investigation indicates the driver of a Nissan matching the description of the wrong-way driver was headed east in the westbound travel lanes, and hit a Toyota sedan headed west. The Nissan spun toward the median. The Toyota spun into another lane and was hit by a big rig headed west.

The driver of the Toyota, 58-year-old Timothy Yahn of South Abington Township, Pennsylvania, died at the scene from his injuries. The driver of the Nissan, 75-year-old Nanette Marlow of Draper, Utah, was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital. The driver of the big rig and a passenger in the Toyota were taken to a hospital with what NHP says are non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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