Wrong-way Ford truck caused I-80 crash near Lovelock

January 9, 2019

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Highway Patrol is seeking the public’s help to locate the driver of a Ford truck who was headed the wrong way on Interstate 80 Tuesday night and caused a crash that critically injured a passenger in a Jeep that flipped over near Lovelock.

Trooper Matt McLaughlin said Wednesday the Jeep had to swerve to miss the truck traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes and overturned shortly after 9 p.m. about 11 miles (18 kilometers) west of Lovelock and 80 miles (128 kilometers) east of Reno.

Investigators say the white or gold colored heavy duty Ford truck was possibly a F-250 or F-350. It continued to travel east following the accident.

The passenger ejected from the Jeep remains in critical condition. The Jeep’s driver suffered minor injuries.

Anyone with information should contact the patrol at 775-687-9618.

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