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Carson City man killed in three-vehicle collision on Luther Pass

A three-vehicle collision on Luther Pass Wednesday killed one of the drivers and injured two passengers in a different vehicle, California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported Thursday.

The deceased, who was not identified, was described as a 30-year-old man from Carson City. He was driving north on State Route 89 near Grass Lake around 4:30 p.m. The man, who was driving a Ford F-150 and traveling at an unknown speed, drifted into the right shoulder.

It is unknown what led the vehicle to drift in that direction, according to CHP.

The driver over-corrected and entered the lane of oncoming traffic, where the truck struck a Chevrolet 4500 driven by a 36-year-old man out of Gardnerville.

CHP reported that the collision caused "significant damage to the F-150 and moderate to major damage to the Chevrolet."

The F-150 then struck a Subaru Forester driven by a 35-year-old man from Gardnerville. A juvenile boy and a 72-year-old woman also were in the Subaru, which sustained major damage. The two passengers in the Subaru were transported to Barton Hospital with minor injuries.

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The collision is still under investigation and both the Chevrolet and F-150 were taken for evidence, according to CHP. Vehicle inspections will be done to rule out any mechanical issues.

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