Lovelock man killed in crash on I-80 near Fernley

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Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter

A Lovelock man was killed in a single vehicle crash last Friday on Interstate 80 east of Fernley.

At approximately 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers responded to a single vehicle rollover crash on I-80 eastbound near mile marker 64 (approximately 16 miles east of Fernley).

NHP reports that its preliminary investigation shows that a gold 2004 Saturn sedan was traveling eastbound on Interstate 80 toward Lovelock in the left-hand travel lane. The vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway and into the center median, striking a reflective marker post, then reentered the highway and traveled across both eastbound travel lanes, ultimately overturning on the outside shoulder.

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The driver, Ramiro Torres Iniguez, 62, of Lovelock was pronounced dead at the scene, He was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected as the vehicle overturned.

If you were a witness to this incident, or have any information regarding this collision, please contact Trooper Jericho Rogers of the Nevada Highway Patrol Fernley Substation at 775-575-5518 or jrogers@dps.state.nv.us NHP Case #180803003.

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