Fernley woman killed in Tuesday crash near Hazen
September 12, 2007
A Fernley woman died Tuesday night in a four-vehicle crash on Highway 50A in the construction zone just west of Hazen.
Raquel Lopez, 47, was a passenger in a white GMC pickup heading eastbound on the highway.
According to a release from the Nevada Highway Patrol, Lopez’s truck, driven by her husband Sergio Lopez, veered to the right in order to avoid a collision with a maroon Toyota that drifted into the oncoming travel lane.
The left front of the Toyota struck the left front of the pickup, which then struck a concrete jersey wall. The pickup rotated clockwise and the right side of the truck was struck by a Chevrolet van, causing Raquel Lopez’ fatal injuries.
The white van rotated clockwise, crossed into the westbound travel land and rolled onto its top in the dirt north of Highway 50A. A green Pontiac heading westbound veered to the right to avoid the crash and drove into a ditch off the north edge of the road.
Sergio Lopez, the van’s driver and the van’s passenger were transported to Renown Regional Medical Center by Care Flight with nonlife threatening injuries. The driver of the Pontiac was taken to Renown by ambulance with nonlife threatening injuries. The driver of the maroon Toyota was not injured in the collision.
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Investigation of the accident continues today by the Nevada Highway Patrol.