Driver in Tuesday crash in stable condition
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The Nevada Highway Patrol has released the name of a man who was injured in a head-on collision near Glenbrook Tuesday morning.
South Lake Tahoe resident Gregory Brewer, 49, is listed in stable condition at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, said Chuck Allen in a Wednesday statement.
Brewer was the driver of a 2011 Dodge sedan that left an eastbound lane of U.S. Highway 50 near Glenbrook and collided with a semi-truck driven by Reno resident Marcus E. Freemeyer, 43. Freemeyer was treated for injuries at the scene, Allen said.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Driver inattention appears to be a contributing factor.
“As a safety reminder to all motorists, especially when traveling on multiple-lane highways separated by only double-yellow painted lines, try and refrain from driving in the inside lane and utilize it for passing other slower moving traffic,” Allen said. “Whenever we can create any distance from opposing traffic, we increase our safety by minimizing the chances of such a collision with an opposing vehicle if another motorist allows his or her vehicle to wander just a slight amount. Drivers can also reduce their chances of such an unplanned event by minimizing their distractions and focusing on their driving at all times.”