Wreck on Highway 50 results in fatality | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Wreck on Highway 50 results in fatality

A Jeep Wrangler rests on its side after a crash that caused the death of a man Wednesday morning.
Photo courtesy of Nevada Highway Patrol |

One fatality was the result of a Wednesday morning wreck on Highway 50 just south of Glenbrook in Douglas County.

Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) troopers were dispatched to the area at about 2:10 a.m. for a single-vehicle rollover, according to a NHP press release.

The driver, 27-year-old Joseph David Winters, of Carson, was declared dead at the scene. Alcohol was suspected to be a factor.

Investigation details indicate that the vehicle, a maroon 2001 Jeep Wrangler, was traveling eastbound on Highway 50 in the right travel lane approaching mile marker 3 in Douglas County, the press release stated. For unknown reasons Winters drove off the roadway, onto the right shoulder, and struck the guardrail twice.

Winters’ vehicle rotated and crossed both the east and westbound lanes and struck a raised curb. The vehicle overturned, ejecting Winters.

Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies were the first responders on scene and requested the Tahoe Douglas Fire Department assistance. Emergency responders confirmed Winters succumbed to his injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigation results suggest Winters was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.

No lanes were blocked as a result of the incident.

The incident remains under investigation.

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