Driver sought in fatal accident near Lovelock | NevadaAppeal.com

Driver sought in fatal accident near Lovelock

Police are trying to locate the driver of a tractor trailer that was the second vehicle to strike a man on Interstate 80 eight miles east of Lovelock at 6 p.m. Thursday.

According to Sgt. P.A. Kinard of the Nevada Highway Patrol, the preliminary investigation reveals that a man running through the center median and into the westbound lanes was first struck by a Dodge pickup driven by an Ohio man and then a semi tractor trailer.

The driver of the Dodge stopped and called police. The semi did not stop, according to Kinard.

The victim, whose identity is unknown, died at the scene.

Sgt. John Shilling said troopers are trying to determine if a broken-down vehicle found a quarter-mile east of the accident scene belonged to the victim.

Witnesses to the accident are asked to call the Nevada Highway Patrol at (775) 688-2500.