NHP: 1 dead in crash on eastbound I-80 in Fernley

Sky Vision - Deadly crash on I-80 near Fernley

One person is dead following a two-vehicle crash early Wednesday morning on eastbound Interstate 80 in Fernley, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

NHP says the deadly crash occurred at around 2:53 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, on I-80 at the Jessup exit.

Trooper Dan Gordon says the preliminary report shows that the crash started when a rental truck towing a smaller car rolled over, killing the driver of the truck.

Gordon says soon after a semi-trailer hit the truck. The driver of the semi was not injured, he says.

NDOT is on scene for traffic control. The left eastbound lane on I-80 at Jessup is open. Westbound lanes were closed but have since reopened, Gordon says.

The NHP Fatal Team is on scene investigating the crash.

This is a developing story. Check back with us for updates.

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