Zephyr Cove man reported dead in Sunday vehicle crash
On Sunday, July 10, at approximately 5:20 p.m., Nevada Highway Patrol troopers responded to a fatal vehicle crash approximately six miles north of the Nevada State Route 140/U.S. Route 95 junction in Northern Nevada, about 37 miles north of Winnemucca, Nevada.
Jacob O’Malley, 27, Zephyr Cove, reportedly died in the crash along with Will Hawkins, 22, from Winnemucca, according to a KOLO-TV news report and an NHP news release. Another man was sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Preliminary investigation indicates a Bureau of Land Management vehicle was traveling south on State Route 140 when it overturned due to tire failure. The vehicle was occupied by three BLM firefighters, who were returning from duty to Winnemucca.
The driver and one passenger were pronounced dead at the scene and the third passenger was transported to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno.
NHP and local agencies escorted both deceased firefighters from Winnemucca to Reno on Monday.