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Sacramento man dies in I-80 crash

A 54-year-old man from Sacramento, Calif., was pronounced dead Friday morning after a red 1998 Ford Explorer he was driving overturned.

Richard Lee Brown was driving the sports utility vehicle east on Interstate Route 80 about 18 miles east of Fernley, Nev., when he went off the road around 11 a.m.

A truck driver reportedly saw the Explorer fishtail then veer off the right side of the road. The witness said Brown was driving the speed limit when he lost control of the vehicle.



Nevada Highway Patrol said an autopsy will be performed to determine what caused his death.

Investigators also plan to inspect the vehicle for mechanical defects. They do not believe alcohol was involved in the accident. Brown was wearing a seat belt during the accident, NHP said.


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