RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — Nevada Highway Patrol and West Wendover Police received reports of a wrong-way driver on I-80 in West Wendover on Monday, September 10 at around 2:30 p.m.
Shortly after, at about 3:20 p.m., a crash was reported at mile marker 410, west of the Utah border.
Nevada Highway Patrol, West Wendover Police, and Utah Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the crash along with local fire, medical, and Department of Transportation personnel.
Eastbound traffic lanes were closed for several hours as authorities responded to the incident.
According to NHP, the crash involved three vehicles, one being a commercial truck, which resulted in two fatalities and two people injured.
Preliminary investigation indicates that a maroon Nissan, matching the description of the earlier reported wrong-way driver, was traveling eastbound in the westbound travel lanes. The Nissan struck a black Toyota sedan traveling westbound in the fast lane. The Nissan then rotated towards the median. The Toyota rotated into the slow lane and was then struck by a commercial motor vehicle traveling westbound.
58-year-old Timothy Yahn from South Abington Township, Pennsylvania died at the scene of the crash as a result of his injuries.
75-year-old Nanette Marlow from Draper, Utah was pronounced dead at the University of Utah Hospital.
The driver of the commercial vehicle was Martin Wilson from Turners Station, Kentucky. Wilson and the passenger in the Toyota were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Nevada Department of Public Safety continues the investigation.