A driver died Friday night in Silver Springs when a car and semi collided then caught fire, according to a Nevada Highway Patrol news release.
On Friday, at approximately 7:33 p.m., NHP troopers responded to the crash at U.S. Highway 95A and U.S. 50 in Silver Springs, according to the release.
Preliminary investigation shows that both a red 1998 Peterbilt semi tractor-trailer car hauler and a gray 2000 Honda Accord were traveling southbound on U.S. 95A approaching the roundabout with U.S. 50.
The driver of the Peterbilt was unable to slow his vehicle due to suspected mechanical failure and the front of the Peterbilt struck the rear of the Honda, the release said. Both vehicles continued southbound and entered the raised decorative rock median of the roundabout. Both vehicles caught fire.
The driver of the Honda, who is currently unidentified due to the extent of burn damage, was pronounced deceased on scene.
This incident is being investigated by the Nevada Highway Patrol Northern Command West Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team. The NHP case number 210502074.