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Fernley, NV – Fatal Vehicle Rollover on I-80, Driver Identified

Fernley, NV – Fatal Vehicle Rollover on I-80, Driver Identified

Fernley, NV (April 18, 2019) – The identity of a man who lost his life after a tragic vehicle rollover has been released by officials. Authorities found the victim early Wednesday morning at 6:20 a.m. on April 10, 2019.

The accident happened on Interstate 80 near the intersection of US-95. The crash happened in Churchill County, somewhere between Fernley and Lovelock.

The driver, now identified as Earl Sallee, of Winnemucca, was driving a Ford F-150 pickup truck while traveling west toward Reno on I-80. Mr. Salee drifted onto the shoulder after the driver steered toward the left, causing the vehicle to fall into an embankment. The truck turned over as a result.

Mr. Sallee was transported to a nearby hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries, losing his life.

Authorities are still looking for witnesses who may provide more information about this accident, which is still ongoing.

We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family of Earl Sallee at this time.

Auto Accidents in Nevada

Fernley, NV - Driver Dead Due to Vehicle Rollover on I-80 IdentifiedBeing involved in a major car crash is always a difficult and frightening time, especially when it results in the death of a loved one or family member. Single vehicle accidents are often the result of driver error such as falling asleep at the wheel, driving recklessly or driving impaired.  Other times, a single vehicle accident is caused by a defective part on the car or a defect in the roadway.  If you have lost a loved one in an accident that was not their fault, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to see if you have the right to file a claim for injuries and losses.

Fatalities due to vehicle accidents are on the rise in Nevada, with a marked increase of 6.4% in 2018. Our attorneys are experienced in helping the residents of Las Vegas and Nevada who have been injured in an accident that was no fault of their own.

The experienced motor vehicle accident attorneys at the Cottle Firm have been helping the citizens of Nevada for decades, representing residents and their families who have been injured or killed in an accident. Contact the lawyers at the Cottle Firm today at 702-722-6111 today to find out if you have the right to pursue a personal injury claim. Vehicle accidents in Nevada are dangerous and can have serious repercussions.  If you’ve been injured, we want to help you.

Note: To create these stories, outside sources were utilized in regards to the basic facts and information included in the piece. These sources include news bulletins and first-hand accounts. The details of the accidents have not been independently verified by our own staff and may not represent the whole story. If you have information that should be included or know of any inaccuracies included in these pieces, please let us know and we will adjust the posting accordingly.

Disclaimer: At The Cottle Firm, we are proud and active members of the local community, and we strive to improve the lives of everyone in the state of Nevada. We are devastated by these accidents but hope that by bringing awareness to them, we can better protect our communities and prevent these accidents from occurring in the future. These stories not a solicitation for business, and the information included within should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We hope all those injured a quick recovery and our hearts go out to the friends and families of lost loved ones.


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