UPDATE: 7/15/14 11:49 a.m.
WASHOE COUNTY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol responded to a single vehicle car crash on I-580 southbound approximately two miles north of Bowers Mansion in Washoe County Monday afternoon.
The crash investigation details indicate a 2007 Silver KIA Rio driven by an elderly Gardnerville woman left the roadway for unknown reasons, struck and bounced off the concrete wall on the left shoulder. The car then traveled across all southbound travel lanes and struck the concrete wall on the right with its front, according to a press release sent by NHP Trooper Dave Gibson.
The vehicle then came to rest in two left lanes of southbound I-580. The elderly female driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. According to the press release, the driver was not wearing her seatbelt. Speed, alcohol or drugs are not believed to be a factor in the accident, Trooper Gibson said. No other vehicles are believed to be involved in the accident.
There are three lanes in both the north and south travel lanes. The speed limit in this area is posted as 70 mph.
Trooper Douglas Hildebrand of the Nevada Highway Patrol’s Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating this accident. Witnesses with more information about this accident can reach out to him at (775) 689-4623 or firstname.lastname@example.org
regarding case number NHP-140701242.