Dayton man killed in head-on collision |

Dayton man killed in head-on collision

Staff report

A head-on accident between a motorcycle and a van left one man dead Wednesday night and snarled traffic on Highway 50 for several hours.

At 9:42 p.m. Wednesday, a motorcycle driven by Christopher Leach, 32, of Dayton, was westbound on Highway 50 East on top of Dayton hill when he veered into oncoming traffic and collided with a van driven by Jody Mae Hernandez.

The driver of the van was not injured, however her two children ages 9 and 11 received minor injuries.

Traffic on the highway was reduced to one lane for several hours. The cause of the accident is still under investigation by the Nevada Highway Patrol.