(KRNV & MyNews4.com)-- A wrong-way driver caused a head-on collision around 5:45 a.m., May 26, 2013 on Interstate 80 one mile west of the Derby Dam interchange.
Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers say 22 year old Yves Nuyts of Sparks was driving the wrong way on Interstate 80 West when he struck another car head on.
Troopers say 18 year old Steven J. Gibson of Reno was in the other vehicle. Both drivers were extricated from their cars by fire and medical personnel and taken to Renown.
Nuyts was transported by Care Flight, while Gibson was taken by ground ambulance, according to NHP. Nuyts has life-threatening injuries and alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash. Gibson's injuries are believed to be moderate.
Both lanes of westbound I-80 were closed until shortly after 8:00 am.