Update: 2nd fatality confirmed in crash involving 8 cars in Carson City
Update 5:15 p.m. — Nevada Highway Patrol has confirmed that a second person has succumbed to their injuries in a fatal crash Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 50 in Carson City.
NHP told the Tribune that at about 12:46 p.m. a Ford F350 pulling a five axle boat trailer, with a boat, was driving eastbound on U.S. 50 to Carson City and did not stop at a red stoplight at the intersection of U.S. Highway 395.
The truck entered the intersection and crashed into a Chevy Silverado killing the a passenger, the NHP said.
Trooper Charles Caster said he couldn’t speak if there was impairment suspected, but said it did not immediately appear to be a factor.
He said he believes the second fatality was to the driver of the Chevy Silverado.
He said the boat came off the trailer and was about a half mile away from the crash scene.
He added that the intersection remains closed for the investigation.
UPDATE 4:15pm: confirmed second fatality. Drive safe everyone.— NHP Northern Command (@NHPNorthernComm) November 10, 2021
A fatal crash involving eight vehicles has forced the closure of U.S. Highway 50 at U.S. Highway 395 in Carson City.
U.S. 50 is closed in both directions at Spooner Junction and Interstate 580 southbound is closed at Fairview Drive with detours in place, according to nvroads.com.
Nevada Highway Patrol said on social media that one person was confirmed dead, four are in critical condition and three were transported via Careflight to area hospitals.
UPDATE 2:40pm: Intersection and surrounding area closed in all directions as crews work to investigate the crash and clear the roadway. 8 vehicles involved, 1 confirmed fatality, 4 in critical condition, 3 transported via careflight to area hospitals.— NHP Northern Command (@NHPNorthernComm) November 9, 2021
NHP said to expect lengthy delays and are advising all motorists to steer clear of the area and use alternate routes.
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