Name released of trucker killed in Highway 6 crash

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TONOPAH, NV (KOLO) - The Nevada Highway Patrol has released the name of a trucker killed in a crash early Wednesday west of Tonopah.

The crash was reported shortly after midnight the morning of July 3, 2019. NHP's preliminary investigation indicates the driver of a Volvo tractor-trailer was headed east on US-6, approaching Mineral County mile marker 4. For reasons still undetermined, the truck left the road, re-entered the road and overturned. It came to rest across all travel lanes. The driver was not seriously hurt.

About three minutes later, the driver of a Peterbilt tractor-trailer, also headed east on US-6, hit the Volvo, splitting the Volvo into two. The driver of the Peterbilt, 53-year-old Dario Baez of Madera, California, was killed.

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 #190700180.

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