Yerington man killed in Lyon County crash

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YERINGTON, Nev. (KOLO) - The Nevada Highway Patrol has released information about a crash that killed a man Monday night.

Shortly before midnight March 5, 2018, troopers responded to State Route 208, in the vicinity of mile marker 25 in Lyon County.

NHP says preliminary investigation indicates the driver of a Ford F-350 pickup was traveling west on State Route 208 . A Yerington Police officer was trying to pull him over, using lights and siren. Just outside the Yerington city limit, he drove to the right, hitting the front of a guardrail, then continued westbound and drove off the right side of the road. The pickup then hit several trees along the right side of the highway, and came to rest partially across the westbound travel lane and the shoulder of the highway.

The driver, 57-year-old Patrick Wood of Yerington, was pronounced dead at the scene.

KOLO has a request in to YPD for information about why he was being pursued.

If you witnessed this crash, or have any information about it, you're asked to contact Trooper Doug Hildebrand of the Nevada Highway Patrol Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team at 775-687-9617 or, regarding case #180300565.