ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A 50-year-old Winnemucca man was killed in a weekend crash on U.S. Interstate 80 about 35 miles west of Elko.
The Nevada Highway Patrol says Aristeo Aguilar-Perez was a passenger in a Ford F250 pickup that collided with a semi's trailer while both were headed eastbound about 7 a.m. Saturday.
Investigators say the pickup driver, 39-year-old Cesar Zamayoa of Winnemucca, came upon a slower Peterbilt truck pulling a set of double trailers. He didn't react soon enough and clipped the trailer when he tried to pass.
Aguilar-Perez was ejected and died. He was not wearing a seatbelt.
Zamoya was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The semi driver, 54-year-old Diana Kemper of Carlin, was not hurt.
The patrol says alcohol may have played a role. The crash remains under investigation.
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