NHP: Driver ran stop sign, resulting in deadly crash with SUV near Tonopah

A white GMC Yukon is damaged after a deadly crash near Tonopah on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (Photo courtesy Nevada Highway Patrol)

A sedan ran a stop sign posted at the intersection of two highways near Tonopah last week, resulting in a deadly collision, according to Nevada Highway Patrol.

Authorities have been investigating the collision that resulted in one person's death on Thursday, Nov. 30, at the intersection of State Route 376 and U.S. 6.

Trooper Dan Gordon released a statement Tuesday saying the preliminary investigation indicates a gold 1998 Lexus ES was heading south on SR 376 when it failed to slow or stop for a stop sign at the intersection with Highway 6.

At the same time, a white 2001 GMC Yukon was heading east on Highway 6 with the right of way and no stop sign posted, according to Gordon.

The Lexus drove into the intersection and into the path of the GMC. The driver of the GMC could not avoid a collision, hitting the Lexus on the passenger side, the statements.

The right front passenger of the Lexus succumbed to their injuries, and their identity is not being released, pending a notification of next of kin, according to NHP.

The driver of the Lexus was taken via helicopter to a hospital in Las Vegas with injuries not considered life-threatening. The driver and a passenger in the GMC suffered only minor injuries.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact NHP Trooper Chris Kelly at 775-687-9600 or ckelly@dps.state.nv.us, regarding NHP Case 171102983.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off