One Killed in Verdi Car Accident on 80 Freeway
VERDI, NV (July 15, 2019) – A person died in a head-on, wrong-way car accident on 80 Freeway on July 4.
NHP officers came to the accident on 80 Freeway. An eastbound black Kia in the westbound lanes crashed head-on with a white Mercedes at about 12:30 a.m. Authorities suspect that the wrong-way driver suffered impairment during the accident on 80 Freeway.
The Kia’s passenger died at the scene.
In addition, the driver was “medically cleared” before authorities booked him into Washoe County Jail. However, the driver and passenger in the Mercedes suffered minor injuries.
The identity of the victim remains unreleased as of this time.
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