Deadly crash on Highway 50 closes highway traffic

RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- One person is dead after slamming into the back of a hay truck approximately 4 miles east of Fallon on Wednesday.

According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, a John Deere 6140D tractor pulling a trailer had just turned onto eastbound Highway 50 when a small sedan, also heading east, struck the back of the trailer.

Traffic on the highway is being detoured onto Crook and Wildes Roads on both sides of the crash to Sheckler Road. The highway will be closed for several hours.