2 vehicle accident leaves kills Fallon man | TahoeDailyTribune.com

2 vehicle accident leaves kills Fallon man

An 87-year-old man from Fallon, Nev., died Wednesday morning when a red tractor-trailer carrying onions slammed into his 1989 silver Oldsmobile.

The accident occurred at 9 a.m. when Norton Koenig attempted a U-turn. He pulled into a private drive alongside the westbound lane of U.S. Highway 50 six miles west of Fallon.

As his car rolled back into the westbound lane, heading for the eastbound lane, a truck pulling two trailers filled with onions collided with the driver’s side of the Oldsmobile.

Paramedics pronounced Koenig dead at the scene. The truck driver, Debra Ambrosio, 40, of Selma, Calif., had to be airlifted by helicopter to Washoe Medical Center. The hospital listed her in stable condition.

The impact of the collision rolled the tractor-trailer on its right side. Onions blocked both lanes of Highway 50 for two hours. That section of the highway has only two lanes.

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