Update: Two victims identified in fatal crash on Highway 50 East

Fran Norton/Nevada AppealTwo people died in a fiery three-car crash Tuesday morning.

Fran Norton/Nevada AppealTwo people died in a fiery three-car crash Tuesday morning.

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A Dayton woman and a Yerington man were both identified as the victims of a fiery three-car wreck on Highway 50 East in Mound House.

According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, Isolde Ann Taysom, 51, of Dayton was eastbound in a 2004 Chevy HHR, when for unknown reasons, Taysom veered across the asphalt gore area and entered the westbound travel lanes and into the path of a GMC pickup driven by Scott Lamonda, 46, of Yerington.

The left front of the HHR struck the left front of the pickup which then rotated was struck by the white Plymouth Neon driven by Michelle Northway, 46, of Silver Springs.

The red GMC pickup and the white Plymouth passenger car caught fire and were completely burned, according to the NHP.

Both Taysom and Lamonda were pronounced dead at the scene.

Two passengers in the GMC pickup, Paul Wiles, 45, and Randy Menisini, 36, both of Yerington, were transported to Renown Medical via Care Flight and treated for moderate injuries. Michelle Northway was not injured in the accident.


MOUND HOUSE - A fiery three-car collision near the V&T Railroad bridge on Highway 50 East in Mound House claimed the lives of two people this morning.

Traffic was stopped in both directions for about an hour after the accident happened in the west-bound lanes around 6:30 a.m. Two slow-moving lanes in both directions were opened at 7:50 a.m.

Witnesses said an eastbound silver Chevy HHR sedan crossed the center lane just west of the bridge and slammed into a pickup truck head on, killing the woman driving the Chevy. The pickup then collided with a westbound white Dodge Neon.

The pickup truck erupted into flames, ignited the driver's side of the Neon. Passersby tried to free the unconscious driver from the pickup truck, but were unable because of the intensity of the fire. The female driver of the Neon escaped injury.

Two passengers in the pickup truck also escaped and were taken from the scene to Renown Regional Medical Center by helicopter.


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