One dead in crash on US 50 east of Fallon

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AUSTIN, Nev. (KOLO) - The Nevada Highway Patrol reports US 50 is back open about 80 miles east of Fallon and 35 miles west of Austin after a head-on crash.

The crash between a tractor-trailer and a smaller vehicle was reported about 11:45AM February 13, 2018. The driver of the smaller vehicle is confirmed dead. The big rig, carrying hay, caught fire.

The road was closed about nine hours to allow for cleanup and Investigation.

The cause of the crash has not been determined, and there is no word of other injuries.