Crash kills woman in Fernley | NevadaAppeal.com

Crash kills woman in Fernley

Nevada Appeal staff report

A woman was recently killed in a crash in Fernley.

A woman was killed in a crash on June 25 in Fernley.

Cynthia Ann Whitten, 55 of Winnemucca, died as a result of the crash.

At approximately 5:50 a.m., Nevada Highway Patrol troopers responded to an injury crash on Interstate 80 near the west Fernley exit at mile marker 46 in Lyon County. The crash involved a sedan that had crashed in the center median area of the interstate.

Preliminary investigation showed a silver 2006 Hyundai Sonata sedan was traveling westbound on Interstate 80 toward Reno. Whitten allowed the Hyundai to enter onto the inside shoulder. The vehicle then drove into the center median, down an embankment and overturned.

Whitten was pronounced dead at the scene. An adult female passenger was transported to an area hospital and released later that day. Both occupants were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.

If you were a witness to this incident, or have any information regarding this collision, contact Trooper Chris Kelly of the Nevada Highway Patrol Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team at 775-687-9649 or ckelly@dps.state.nv.us concerning NHP case number 180602255.