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