Reno, NV (November 16, 2021) – Troopers with the Nevada Highway Patrol are investigating a deadly accident that shut down a highway for five hours on Tuesday evening, November 16.
The crash, which was reported around 2:30 p.m., happened right above Sky Tavern on the Mt. Rose Highway, according to the NHP.
NHP troopers added that two cars were involved in the wreck and at least two other people sustained injuries.
The roadway reopened around 7:30 p.m., about five hours after the incident occurred, allowing crews some time to investigate and clear the area.
The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, and no other details have been provided. EMS units transported the two injured victims to an area hospital, though their current conditions remain unclear.
Officers say their investigation is ongoing but asked anyone with information to contact the NHP.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of their full recovery.
Fatal Auto Accidents in Nevada
Officials with the Department of Public Safety released their monthly and year-to-date statistics on crashes for every county in Nevada. In May alone, crashes were up more than 90% and fatal accidents were up nearly 115%.
And during the past year, deadly auto accidents throughout the Silver State have more than doubled when compared to the same time period in 2020.
Sadly, there were almost 30 crashes during this time, with more than 30 fatalities reported statewide. Furthermore, since the beginning of 2021, more than 100 crashes have happened in Clark County, resulting in over 100 fatalities. This marks a year-to-date increase of more than 40%.
It’s clear that serious auto accidents are all too common in the state of Nevada. Those affected by these accidents often cope with financial difficulties, long-term physical issues, and emotional trauma. When victims die as a result of these incidents, their loved ones may be left in an unbelievably tough position. Families must often endure exorbitant medical and funerary expenses.
Thankfully, if you’ve sustained injuries or lost a loved one in a preventable auto accident, you may have legal options. If you’ve been affected by one of these crashes, please contact a Reno auto accident attorney at your earliest convenience.
Wrongful Death Attorney in Reno
With the assistance of a knowledgeable Reno personal injury accident lawyer from Eric Roy Law Firm, you have viable legal recourse. At Eric Roy Law Firm, our Reno wrongful death lawyers will serve you and yours with utmost care. Our mission is to understand your objectives and to exceed your expectations. Rest assured that we will deliver superior legal services in a timely and efficient manner.
In addition to scheduling a personalized session and lunch with every client, we will gladly review the facts surrounding your case. Plus, our team tailors our advice to match your needs. As a result, you can feel confident that we will answer all your questions and help you move forward during this devastating time as smoothly as possible.
Our dedicated team has spent years fighting for victims and their families. Contact us at 702-423-3333 so that we can schedule your free consultation at your earliest convenience. We’re here to help you in your time of need.
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