Victim identified as Sparks man in fatal I-80 crash Saturday

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Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter

The Nevada Highway Patrol has identified a Sparks man as the person who was killed in a single-vehicle accident Saturday morning on Interstate 80 east of Sparks.

According to the NHP, Luis Aguilar-Hurtado, 56, died when his truck rolled off the highway.

Troopers responded to the crash at 9:15 a.m. Saturday on I-80 at mile marker 63 east of Fernley. Their investigation shows that Aguilar-Hurtado was driving eastbound in a silver 2001 Ford F-250 pickup truck on I-80 at speeds too fast for the icy conditions, and the pickup went off the roadway and overturned, coming to rest on its roof. He was declared dead at the scene.

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The crash is being investigated by the Nevada Highway Patrol Northern Command West Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team (M.I.R.T.) – NHP Case #201200744.

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