Carson City man dies in crash on State Route 447
RENO — A 61-year-old Carson City man died Sunday after a crash on State Route 447 heading toward Burning Man.
The victim of Sunday’s crash was identified Monday as Lonnie Richey.
A preliminary investigation indicates he was driving a pickup southbound on a county road near State Route 447 when he crossed the yellow lines and hit a northbound RV. Two RV occupants were treated for minor injuries.
KOLO-TV reports nearly 800 festival-goers spent Sunday night at the airport or found local motel rooms with help from local airport and tourism officials.
Most boarded buses Monday bound for the celebration 100 miles north of Reno.