Oregon couple dies in crash on SR140

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Updated: 7/15/2013 10:56 am
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- According to the Nevada Department of Public Safety, an Oregon couple was killed in a rollover crash on SR140 on Sunday. The incident was about 59 miles southwest of Orvada, Nevada.

Nevada Highway Patrol says the incident happened around 3:30 pm, when a 2005 Chevy Avalanche pickup was driving northbound on SR14. The driver allowed the Chevy to drive off the east roadway edge where it struck a road marker. The driver swerved to the left causing the vehicle to rotate in a counter-clockwise direction as it crossed the northbound lane. The vehicle entered the southbound lane where the driver steered right, causing the Chevy to rotate clockwise. The Chevy, while in the middle of the roadway overturned. The vehicle came to rest on its wheels in the desert, east of SR140.

The driver, who was 16-years-old, was transported by Care Flight to Renown Hospital in Reno with serious injuries. The passenger, Milissa May, age 19, was transported to Renown Hospital via Care Flight with serious injuries. Kendall May, age 49, was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident, however; he died from his injuries. Rebecca May, age 46, was wearing a seat belt improperly and was ejected from the vehicle. Rebecca also died from her injuries. The two teenagers were also wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

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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