Carlin, NV (August 26, 2019)
UPDATE-The identities of the deceased from Saturday’s crash in the northeast Valley between a tractor-trailer and a bus carrying mineworkers have been identified.
The Eureka County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the driver of the Pilot Thomas truck was Andrew G. Nash, 29, of Spring Creek. A bus passenger was identified as Rocky D. Witt, 62, of Spring Creek. Both were dead at the scene.
The incident occurred when the tractor-trailer truck crossed the center line and collided with the bus. 20 mineworkers were passengers on the bus at the time of the crash. The accident took place on Saturday morning, around 6:35 a.m. on Nevada 766 which is located approximately 6 miles north from Carlin. The accident was the result of a head-on collision.
Our thoughts are with the injured parties in Saturday’s crash and with the families of the deceased at this time.
Carlin Car Accident Attorneys
In 2017, almost 5,000 large vehicles consisting of trucks as well as buses were involved in fatal traffic crashes. This number was increased by 9% from the previous year. From 2016 through 2017, the fatal crashes that involved large buses and trucks increased by almost 7%. When larger vehicles are involved in car accidents the outcomes are often severe if not deadly. The sheer weight and momentum of these vehicles along with speed is an extremely dangerous combination.
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