Name released of man killed trying to help wife on 580

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO)-- The Nevada Highway Patrol has released the name of a man killed in traffic on I-580 Thursday night.

The scene of a fatal crash on Interstate 580 near the Galena Creek Bridge. Photo by Ed Pearce/KOLO.

About 5:45PM February 14, 2019, troopers were called to 580, south of the Galena Creek Bridge.

Troopers say the driver of a Chevrolet pickup was headed north on I-580, in front of a Chevrolet Suburban SUV driven by her husband. The wife in the pickup lost control on the icy road and spun, stopping against the guardrail. The husband in the Suburban stopped on the outside shoulder and backed up about 100 feet north of the pickup. He got out and began walking toward his wife in the pickup, and was hit by the driver of a northbound Chrysler sedan, who had lost control on the ice. The Chrysler continued northbound, hitting the shoulder wall and stopping.

The driver of the Suburban, 57-year-old Philip Hatley of Carson City, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Within moments, six other separate crashes happened south of the scene, leading all northbound lanes of I-580 to be shut down for several hours.

The Nevada Highway Patrol is looking for witnesses to the incident. If you saw it happen or have any information about it, you're asked to contact Sergeant Chris Kelly of the Nevada Highway Patrol Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team at 775-687-9649 or ckelly@dps.state.nv.us.