Two injured in Dayton crash |

Two injured in Dayton crash

by F.T. Norton
Appeal Staff Writer
BRAD HORN/Nevada Appeal Central Lyon County Firefighters work the scene of a two-vehicle accident on Highway 50 in front of Smith's in Dayton as Care Flight transports one of the victims on Thursday.

DAYTON – One person was flown to a Reno hospital from Dayton on Thursday following a two-vehicle collision in front of Smith’s.

Trooper Nick Nordyke said a silver Kia sedan was in the eastbound left turn lane to go into the Smith’s parking lot when the driver pulled out in front of a westbound Honda sedan on Highway 50 East just east of downtown Dayton.

Honda driver Alfred Clarkson of Silver Springs slammed on his brakes and attempted to avoid the crash to no avail, said Nordyke. Clarkson’s age was not available.

The Kia slammed into the driver’s side bumper edge of the Honda. Both cars came to a rest in the westbound lanes.

A Care Flight helicopter landed on the highway to take the unidentified female driver of the Kia to a Reno hospital. Nordyke said the woman was conscious, but an existing medical condition prevented her from telling rescue workers what her injuries were. They are not expected to be life threatening, he said.

A teenage male passenger in the Kia was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

Clarkson was unhurt.

Nordyke said it’s likely the Kia driver will be cited for failing to yield.

Contact reporter F.T. Norton at or 881-1213.


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