UPDATE: Driver and passenger in crash on US 50 have died

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Updated: 4/23 5:26 pm
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- News 4 has learned that 18-year-old Ana Laura Munoz of Carson City, driver of the black Audi involved in yesterday's crash on US 50 near Dayton, has succumbed to her injuries and died at Renown Medical Center in Reno.


 
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DAYTON, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) --
The crash investigation has shown the black Audi in the crash on US 50 near Dayton was driven by 18-year-old Ana Laura Munoz of Carson City and carried passenger 18-year-old David Arroyo Lamas of Dayton. Munoz's vehicle made a left turn from Ambrose lane to go westbound onto US 50 and failed to yield from a stop sign.

Munoz’s vehicle pulled in front of a red 2012 Volvo tractor and trailer being driven by 61-year-old Gary Alan Williams of St. George, UT and was struck on the driver’s side. The Audi was redirected and came to rest on the South shoulder. The commercial vehicle traveled across both east and westbound lanes and overturned coming to rest on the North shoulder.

After being extricated from their vehicle Munoz and Lamas were transported to Renown Regional Medical Center by Care Flight with critical injuries. Williams, he driver of the commercial vehicle, was transported by ground ambulance to Renown with minor injuries.

Lamas passed away Tuesday evening at Renown Regional Medical Center from the injuries he received from the accident. Munoz is still listed in critical condition at Renown while Williams was treated and released from the hospital.

Trooper Chris Kelly of the Nevada Highway Patrol Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating this accident. Witnesses or anyone with additional information are encouraged to contact him at (775) 689-4661 or ckelly@dps.state.nv.us regarding case number NHP-140401874.




 

DAYTON, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol arrived on the scene of a traffic accident between a commercial vehicle and a passenger car around 11:45 a.m. Tuesday. The accident occurred on US-50 at the intersection of Ambrose Lane.

The crash investigation details learned so far indicate a 2004 black Audi 4-door vehicle made a left turn from Ambrose lane onto US-50 and pulled in front of a red 2007 Wabash tractor pulling a trailer, according to NHP Trooper Dave Gibson. The tractor struck the Audi in the drivers’ door with its front pushing it off onto the south shoulder. The commercial vehicle continued across both east and westbound lanes and overturned onto the north shoulder blocking all westbound lanes.

The unknown passengers’ of the black Audi were extricated from the vehicle and transported to Renown Regional Medical Center in critical condition. The unknown driver of the commercial vehicle was also transported to Renown with unknown injuries.

At this time, roads near the crash on US-50 are closed but the tow-trucks are on scene and are diverting traffic, according to

Trooper Dan Lopez of the Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating this accident. Witnesses or anyone with additional information are encouraged to contact him through the NHP Dispatch Center at 687-0400 or email at dlopez@dps.state.nv.us regarding case number NHP-14040187. 

 





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Speed - 4/24/2014 11:18 PM
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That's right. These near-accidents are bad enough when you're in a car or truck,but it adds a whole new dimension when you're on a motorcycle and someone looks right at you and pulls out in your path. What in the world is wrong with these people? And it's not just cell phones-there's the stereo,lighting a smoke,eating,BS'ing with friends,adjusting the mirror,reading a book or looking at a map,etc. ANYTHING that pulls your attention from DRIVING. (And YES-I've seen these,and more,on the road.)

BR549 - 4/24/2014 5:40 PM
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As a truck driver myself,I have many close calls similar to this tragic accident.Please people,put down those cell phones and pay attention.Munoz had a stop sign,why in the world didn't she see that truck coming? Very sad.
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