Truck driver identified in fatal Fallon crash

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FALLON, Nev. (KOLO) - UPDATE: The Washoe County Medical Examiner has released the name of the truck driver killed in October in a fiery crash on Highway 50 west of Fallon.

A crash on Highway 50 west of Fallon involving a propane truck and a ruptured gas main has resulted in at least one death. Photo Courtesy: NHP

The Coroner used DNA analysis to confirm the identity of William Fausey, 55, of Fallon.

The cause and manner of Fausey's death are still under investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY: Highway 50 west of Fallon near Roberson Road is partially back open following a deadly crash that resulted in an explosion.

NHP says all lanes are back open.

It happened around 7AM Tuesday, October 29, 2019. The Nevada Highway Patrol says the crash involved three vehicles, including a cement truck. Troopers say a woman driving a van pulled out in front of the cement truck. She was taken to a hospital with a broken arm.

The cement truck driver crashed into a ditch and hit a power pole, leading to a fire. The truck driver died at the scene.

NV Energy reports that 2,550 customers have lost power in the area. Both Oasis Academy and Northside Early Learning Center were closed for the day because of the outage.

Traffic is currently stopped in both directions and is being diverted through a series of rural roads.

Southwest Gas said that one of their natural gas lines was damaged in the incident and they are asking Fallon residents to conserve gas.

They suggest only using vital natural gas appliances, setting your thermostat to 65-68 (health permitting), and to dress warmly while inside your home.

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A 3 vehicle accident on Highway 50 at the Sheckler Cutoff left at least one person dead.
A 3 vehicle accident on Highway 50 at the Sheckler Cutoff left at least one person dead.
A 3 vehicle accident on Highway 50 at the Sheckler Cutoff left at least one person dead.