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1 Nevada Highway Patrol Fatal Accident Interstate MM144 WB

2 General Accident Overview Single Vehicle Rollover Accident with 1 ejected. Single Vehicle Rollover Accident with 1 ejected. I-80 MM144 westbound I-80 MM144 westbound Ejected male occupant was struck by another passing vehicle. Ejected male occupant was struck by another passing vehicle. Rollover vehicle was subsequently struck head- on by an SUV. Rollover vehicle was subsequently struck head- on by an SUV. Both drivers were seat belted Night time accident

3 Emergency Response Due to training NHP had no units working the Winnemucca area that night. Due to training NHP had no units working the Winnemucca area that night. Accident occurred at approximately 2035 hours. Accident occurred at approximately 2035 hours. NHP dispatch in Elko notified first off duty Trooper at 2054 hours and he was en route. NHP dispatch in Elko notified first off duty Trooper at 2054 hours and he was en route. 1 st Trooper arrived on scene at 2115 ( 34 minutes after being called a Trooper was on scene from 36 miles away) 1 st Trooper arrived on scene at 2115 ( 34 minutes after being called a Trooper was on scene from 36 miles away) M.A.I.T. team member was notified at 2123 and arrived from home at One issue was traffic had backed up and communication was not good between Trooper on scene and responding M.A.I.T. Trooper as to where to park. (frontage road) M.A.I.T. team member was notified at 2123 and arrived from home at One issue was traffic had backed up and communication was not good between Trooper on scene and responding M.A.I.T. Trooper as to where to park. (frontage road) Winnemucca NHP Sergeant Greg Johnson was notified at 2151 and arrived at Winnemucca NHP Sergeant Greg Johnson was notified at 2151 and arrived at 2240.

4 Emergency Response Cont. D.O.T., Pershing County Sheriff, Imlay Fire and rescue. D.O.T., Pershing County Sheriff, Imlay Fire and rescue. Nevada Highway Patrol area but D.O.T. was out of Lovelock (Reno area). Nevada Highway Patrol area but D.O.T. was out of Lovelock (Reno area).

5 Issues Imlay Fire was quickest to respond due to location Imlay Fire was quickest to respond due to location Pershing Co. Deputies were busy but were able to send one Deputy who acted as both a Coroner and a Traffic Control officer. Pershing Co. Deputies were busy but were able to send one Deputy who acted as both a Coroner and a Traffic Control officer. Communication with DOT was good once Elko D.O.T. was advised this was Renos area. Main concern was traffic congestion / other motorists safety. Vehicles making U- Turns

6 2 nd Vehicle

7 Equipment Needed or Requested Sign Boards Sign Boards Sweeper Sweeper Other Officers / Troopers Other Officers / Troopers Two Tow Trucks Two Tow Trucks NHP Personnel NHP Personnel Coroner Coroner Funeral Home Funeral Home Press from Winnemucca Press from Winnemucca Approximately 25 people Approximately 25 people

8 On Scene Total time that the Interstate was closed to WEST bound traffic was 4 hours and 47 minutes. Total time that the Interstate was closed to WEST bound traffic was 4 hours and 47 minutes. Traffic was backed up to the area of the Mill City T/A (6-8 miles) Traffic was backed up to the area of the Mill City T/A (6-8 miles) Ultimately located a CMV driver at Rye Patch that thought he hit something Ultimately located a CMV driver at Rye Patch that thought he hit something

9 Follow - up Identifying more scene evidence during daylight hours. Identifying more scene evidence during daylight hours. Diagramming the scene. Diagramming the scene. Locating more personal property Locating more personal property Debriefing with Sergeant and Troopers. Debriefing with Sergeant and Troopers.


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