Couple dies in crash east of Elko

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Updated: 7/09/2013 6:22 pm
WELLS, Nev. (KRNV & -- A Sacramento couple was killed in a rollover car crash east of Elko on IR-80.

According to the Nevada Department of Public Safety, around 3:50 pm on Jul. 8, 2013, a 2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4 Door was heading eastbound on IR-80 when the driver went off the south roadway edge and hit a road marker nine miles west of Wells, NV. The driver swerved the Ford to the left causing the vehicle to rotate in a counter-clockwise direction as it crossed both eastbound lanes. The vehicle entered the dirt median where it overturned. The vehicle came to rest on its top in the median.

Both the driver and passenger, who were wearing seat belts, died at the scene. The driver and passengers names are being held pending notification of kin.

This crash is currently under investigation and anyone who witnessed this crash or has information is encouraged to call the Highway Patrol at (775) 753-1111.

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