A collision on Highway 50 claimed the life of a Gardnerville man on Sunday.
Nevada Highway Patrol
A 52-year-old Gardnerville man died on Sunday in a crash on Highway 50 near Zephyr Cove.
Rafael Cortez died at the scene when the Toyota Tacoma pickup he was driving was involved in a crash with a silver 2015 Subaru Impreza.
The Nevada Highway Patrol said Tuesday that the investigation shows that the Impreza was eastbound in the right lane on US-50 approaching a green 2001 Toyota Tacoma pickup, which was traveling eastbound in the left lane about 5:10 p.m.
The driver of the Subaru failed to maintain their travel lane and entered the left lane occupied by the Tacoma. The left front of the Subaru struck the right rear of the Tacoma. Both vehicles overturned and entered the westbound travel lanes. The Tacoma landed on the hood of a silver 1999 Toyota Corolla traveling westbound in the right lane.
This crash is being investigated by the Nevada Highway Patrol Northern Command West Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team (M.I.R.T.) - NHP Case #210300443.