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Fernley woman killed in wrong-way freeway crash

A Fernley woman died Saturday night after crashing into three vehicles while driving the wrong way on Interstate 80, sending a Mariposa, Calif., man to the hospital with serious injuries.

Tonya Babashoff, 41, was reported to be driving west in the east-bound lanes, 15 miles east of Fernley around 8:58 p.m. The first trooper dispatched tried to stop Babashoff, sirens and lights blazing, but was not able to and narrowly avoided a head-on collision himself, according to Trooper Chuck Allen, the public information officer for the Nevada Highway Patrol.

The trooper called for assistance and tried to get ahead of …

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