UPDATE: Deadly accident victim identified

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Updated: 2/17 6:09 pm
UPDATE: Monday, 2:41 p.m.
MUSTANG, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The victim of a deadly four-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 has been identified.

According a Nevada Highway Patrol press release, Sparks resident David S. Abrams, 50, was killed when his pick-up truck was struck by a semi-trailer being driven by 39-year-old Shawn A. Huff, of Tremonton, Utah on Friday. Huff was making a lane change, did not see Abrams in the left lane, and made contact with the left rear portion of his truck.

Abrams’ vehicle struck a guardrail before traveling up the embankment in the center median, and rolled over on to the westbound travel lanes. Two vehicles traveling west sustained minor damage from debris caused by the pickup rolling over.

Abrams sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene while Huff was also not injured in the event.

Original: Friday, 8:06 a.m.
MUSTANG, Nev. (Mynews4.com & KRNV) -- A deadly four-vehicle accident closed down Interstate 80 east of Sparks on Friday. Troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol were dispatched to the accident site near Mustang.

According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, a blue Chevrolet S-10 was traveling eastbound on I-80, when a commercial vehicle, also traveling eastbound, made contact with the Chevrolet. After contact, the Chevrolet pickup traveled up the embankment and over the guardrail, rolling several times before striking a green Honda CRV, and a gray Honda Accord that were traveling westbound.

There were no injuries to the commercial driver and the two westbound drivers, and only minor damage to their vehicles. The male driver of the blue Chevrolet was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim's identity has not been released.

Public safety personnel temporarily closed the westbound travel lanes and one eastbound crash lanes to stage emergency vehicles. All travel lanes were completely opened at approximately 9 a.m.

Witnesses to the event or anyone with additional information are encouraged to call the Department of Public Safety-Communications Center at 775-687-0400, regarding case #NHP 140101192.
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Kramer - 2/15/2014 4:21 PM
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that 'embankment' (median) kinda acts like a launch pad. A lot of the fill along N. NV highways is (very slippery) decomposed rock that's tamped down.

Kramer - 2/14/2014 1:13 PM
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probably was an S-10. "S", not "8"
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