Two injured when car careens off Hwy 50 |

Two injured when car careens off Hwy 50

Two people were seriously injured Tuesday around noon when their car rolled off U.S. Highway 50 and ejected its two passengers.

The 1992 silver Isuzu was traveling westbound about a mile east from Cave Rock when the driver, Gerald Robert Frye, a a 40-year-old from Zephyr Cove, Nev., entered the right and emergency lane, over corrected and lost control of his car.

“He left the right roadway edge and rolled down through the trees, breaking several,” said Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Troy Lindley. “Both occupants were ejected and not wearing seat belts.”

The car dropped about 100 feet down an embankment and settled on the driver’s side. Frye was reportedly thrown 15 feet from where his car came to rest.

Frye and his passenger Jamie Sue Johnson, 42, also from Zephyr Cove, were both found unconscious at the scene. They were careflighted to Washoe Medical Center in Reno, Nev. Tuesday night Washoe listed Frye in good condition and Johnson in critical condition.

Lindley reported that one lane of U.S. Highway 50 had to be closed because of the accident from noon to 4:30 p.m.

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