Carson City man killed in crash; storm continues

A Carson City man was killed in a fatal crash on Interstate 580 on Thursday.

A Carson City man was killed in a fatal crash on Interstate 580 on Thursday.

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A Carson City man was killed in a crash that happened on Thursday on Interstate 580 south of the Galena Creek Bridge.

Philip Dale Hatley, 57, died as a result of the crash.

Preliminary investigation shows a dark gray Chevrolet pickup was traveling northbound on I-580, south of the Galena Creek Bridge. A white Chevrolet Suburban SUV was traveling northbound, directly behind the Chevrolet pickup. The pickup was being driven by a female and the Suburban was being driven by her husband, Hatley.

The driver of the Chevrolet pickup lost control and rotated, coming to rest against the outside guardrail facing southbound. The husband in the white Suburban proceeded past the crash and stopped on the outside shoulder. He then backed up to a distance of approximately 100 feet north of the pickup. Hatley exited the Suburban and began walking back to his wife in the pickup truck when a northbound black Chrysler 200 sedan lost control and struck him. The Chrysler continued northbound, striking the inside shoulder wall and coming to rest.

Hatley was pronounced dead at the scene. Within moments of the initial crash, six separate crashes occurred south of the scene, causing all northbound lanes of I-580 to be shut down. Northbound I-580 was closed at the U.S. 395 Alternate/Bowers Mansion exit. Traffic was diverted onto US395 Alternate until the roadway was reopened at 10:15 p.m..

The Nevada Highway Patrol is seeking additional witnesses to this crash. If you were a witness to this incident, or have any information regarding this collision, contact Sgt. Chris Kelly of the Nevada Highway Patrol Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team (M.I.R.T.) at 775-687-9649 or

The storm overnight on Thursday and Friday morning dumped a considerable amount of snow in Carson City and the Sierra Nevada. The National Weather Service reported between 9 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m Friday six inches of snow fell in Carson City. Two to three feet of snow fell during that time at the higher elevations with more than three feet falling at Homewood.

The National Weather Service calls for more snowfall throughout the weekend. In Carson City the forecast called for possibly for possible 1-2 inches of snow Friday night and another 1-2 inches of snow today. By tonight the forecast calls for the possibility of less than an inch of snow.

Less than an inch of snow is expected on Sunday with less than a half an inch of snow expected Sunday night. There’s a slight chance of snow showers for Monday before 10 a.m..

For now the forecast calls for a chance of snow showers throughout most of next week. And temperatures will be cold with a high of 32 forecasted for Monday and then an overnight low of 10.

At the lake level at Lake Tahoe the forecast called for 6 to 10 inches of snow on Friday night and for the snow to taper off throughout the weekend.

Meanwhile Lyon County crews have been working around the clock addressing flooding and snow removal. The area of east Dayton known as the Ranchos still had standing water in many locations as of Friday morning. The Atlas retention basin flows have stopped but the Dayton Valley Road Detention basin was still flowing. Crews were clearing mud and debris off roads, in Central Lyon County, making them passable for the weekend and will then make final repairs next week.

Crews are preparing for additional snow removal this weekend based upon current forecasts. Lyon County has received a number of complaints that flooding has gotten into out buildings and garages and yards full of mud and debris. Lyon County will continue monitoring throughout the weekend and alert the public of any potential threats.


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