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Man dies after crashing into bridge abutment

Update: The Nevada Highway Patrol says 78 year-old William Thomas Stephens of Carson City died in the accident on Saturday.


A 78-year-old man fatally crashed into the concrete bridge abutment on Interstate 580 Saturday morning, in the southbound lanes, just north of College Parkway.

A green Infiniti was driving north on southbound I-580, around 8:32 a.m., when it hit the bridge abutment, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Because the man was driving the wrong direction in the freeway, he was able to hit the exposed bridge strut.

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Feb 11, 2013 12:29AM Published Feb 10, 2013 02:50AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.