Winnemucca, NV (August 7, 2020) – One woman lost her life after she was involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred on a roadway in Winnemucca this past Wednesday.
According to a news release, the crash took place on US-95 at approximately 1:38 a.m. in the early morning hours of August 5. A silver-and-black Dodge Ram 1500 was headed south on the roadway when it crossed the centerline for reasons unknown, causing a severe head-on collision with a white Kia Optima headed in the opposite direction. Both vehicles’ left front ends collided, causing both vehicles to overturn.
Reports from the Nevada Highway Patrol state that the driver of the Dodge, only identified as a male individual, was thrown from his vehicle. The truck then caught fire after coming to a final stop on its roof in the middle of the roadway, blocking all lanes of traffic for some time.
The Kia also came to a final stop on its side. Its driver was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash and was identified as Zoraida Rios, 37, of Winnemucca.
The other driver was transported to Humboldt General Hospital for treatment. His current medical condition has not been disclosed at the present time.
It was reported by police that intoxication may have played a factor in the wreck.
No other information has been released regarding the circumstances of the crash at this time.
An ongoing police investigation is currently active.
Car Wrecks in Nevada
In just one year’s time, over 12,700 people sustain injuries due to Nevada traffic accidents and over 300 lose their lives. The state of Nevada is constantly researching and applying new and innovative ways to protect our travelers, but traffic accidents are unfortunately inevitable. When injured in an accident, a person and their family may be faced with more than just debilitating pain and suffering. They are most likely also going to be burdened with towering medical bills depending on the severity of their injuries, as well as other associated costs with their accident.
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