One dead after 27 vehicle crash in Winnemucca

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Updated: 8/08/2013 11:14 am
UPDATE - 2:40PM - NHP says all lanes are back open as of 1:16pm.



Car pileup in Winnemucca (Trooper Jim Stewart)
Car pileup in Winnemucca (Trooper Jim Stewart)
UPDATE 11:20 AM- According to Trooper Kim Stewart, I-80 eastbound is now completely open, however westbound remains closed.




UPDATE - 6/11/13 - 10:30AM - According to Trooper Chuck Allen,
one I-80 eastbound lane in Winnemucca is now open, and they are hoping to have one west lane open within an hour.

The number of vehicles involved has also been increased to 27.

NHP says the crash happened on I-80 near mile marker 175, within the city limits of Winnemucca. About eight or nine vehicles crashed on the eastbound side and 17-18 cars crashed on the westbound side.

The man who died in the crash has been identified as 51-year-old Ravi Dyer from Chicago, IL. He was driving a commercial vehicle westbound on I-80. Due to low visibility, Dyer’s truck rear ended another commercial vehicle. Two other commercial vehicles then hit MDyer truck from behind. The passenger in Dyer's truck (unknown name at this time) was also seriously injured, and flown to a Reno Hospital.

At this time, NHP says 33 motorists were admitted to the Humbolt General Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Three motorists were flown to a Reno hospital for serious injuries.











Multi-vehicle crash in Winnemucca
Multi-vehicle crash in Winnemucca
UPDATE: The Nevada Highway Patrol just raised the number of vehicles involved to 26.


Multi-vehicle crash in Winnemucca
Multi-vehicle crash in Winnemucca
WINNEMUCCA, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) Interstate 80 is closed in both directions in Winnemucca after a dust storm caused a 17 car crash that killed one person, said Nevada Highway Patrol spokesman Jim Stewart.

Stewart says the highway will remain closed for at least a few more hours.

The crash happened earlier this evening and involved vehicles on both sides of the highway.

More details are expected to be released early tomorrow morning and News 4 will bring you those updates as soon as they are available.
Multi-vehicle crash in Winnemucca
Multi-vehicle crash in Winnemucca
Multi-vehicle crash in Winnemucca
Multi-vehicle crash in Winnemucca
Multi-vehicle crash in Winnemucca
Multi-vehicle crash in Winnemucca
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Need2Know - 8/7/2013 3:14 PM
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Makumasen, thank you for your info. I am very interested in the pictures and the video if you can send...my husband died in that crash and son seriously injured. I am so distraught.

Speed - 6/12/2013 12:17 AM
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Kramer; I figured out why you've suddenly become the Article Language Cop...You're taking an "English As A Second Language" Course,aren't you?

Fed Up - 6/11/2013 4:39 PM
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I live by the crash site. For months this selfish uncaring farmer has created whiteouts on the freeway with the dust from his field during high winds which we have almost on a daily basis. His property runs beside the freeway and he plows it but does not water it or plant any ground cover. He is defiant when authority tells him to abate the problem and simply sics his lawyers on them. Now someone has died. He needs to be held criminally accountable for his intentional negligence and so do any agencies that have allowed it to continue. The good ole boy network that runs Winnemucca thinks they can do anything they want because we live in the middle of nowhere. Time to change that despicable attitude.

Kramer - 6/11/2013 3:20 PM
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I don't agree that a dust storm "caused" a 27-vehicle pileup. It surely was the major contributing factor; yet, the Interstate there is plenty wide and has a median and breakdown lanes. People could use their lights, brakes, and steering better. Semi's don't stop "on a dime".

Kramer - 6/11/2013 3:19 PM
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27(hyphen)vehicle (27-vehicle) OR 27 vehicles. Just reads better, no? drop "the" before Humboldt General Hospital and give a location.

Makumasen - 6/11/2013 12:52 AM
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After 11 months of vacation in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, We decided to go back to Reno. At first, we saw tumbleweeds rolling across the freeway then the next thing we saw was a white fog. from far away we thought it was going to rain but as we approached the freeway it got so white everywhere. we couldn't see anything at all so I told my dad to slow down our car ( Blue Mitsubishi Eclipse)and find a corner, but it was hard for us to find the corner since it was foggy. seconds later, We completely stopped our car then this female with a white car next to us saw us pulled over with our emergency light on so she pulled over behind us to the right. Then there was this man. I don't know if she's related to him but they helped the person from the other car with a child. They took the child out of the car covered in blanket. I don't know what exactly happened to the kid covered in blanket. I wanted to go down and help but the Dust storm was too strong. It hurts my eyes and i was really scared so my parents and I stayed in the car. Then I heard crashes behind us and next to us. The first guy( hispanic) stopped but while the dust storm was till going he drove off. I don't know what happened to him after. Then the lady next to us (left side)also drove off but hit another car in front of her. she drove off as well but she was hit with the truck.. Her trunk was kinda broken. It was a bit open. But she wasn't hit hard. Then I saw the Truck with huge hays on the back 6 meters away from us get hit by another truck with green huge pipes on it.. I thought it was gonna tumble over us. So i panicked more and told my dad that we are going to die. But it didn't happen. It was really close though. At last the cops, medics arrived and asked us if we were okay.. They gave us some bottled of water. I have some pictures in my mom's camera. I think i captured a video too. I just can't find the USB

thisonegirl - 6/10/2013 9:46 PM
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it's cray how many stories are going around about how many deceased an how many piled up!
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