Fatal Fiery Crash on U.S. Highway 50

Posted on August 23, 2012

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Four people were killed and three were injured in a multiple-vehicle crash and explosion in northern Nevada on U.S. Highway 50 east of Dayton on Tuesday morning.

According to initial reports from responding Nevada Highway Patrol troopers, two pickup trucks hauling cattle trailers were heading east on Highway 50 near Dayton just after 8:45a.m. Tuesday when the front truck trailer suddenly swerved into oncoming traffic and hit a truck traveling west head on. Both trucks caught fire after the collision. The driver of the front eastbound truck died while a passenger was injured and taken to a nearby hospital. Three people in the westbound truck were all killed.

After the initial collision, the second eastbound truck then smashed into the first truck’s crashed trailer. Two people in that truck were injured and taken to hospitals in the area.

The trailer trucks were transporting 15 heads of cattle to Fallon when the accident happened. One cow died, one sustained serious injuries and the rest survived the crash.

Meanwhile in Las Vegas, six people were injured when a car smashed into a building at Jones Boulevard and Edna Avenue at about 10:30 a.m. also on that Tuesday.

The driver told investigators that the modified accelerator got stuck which caused him to crash his car through the office building. The driver is paralyzed from the waist down and was operating his car with hand-held controls when the accident happened.

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