A serious injury crash happened on US Highway 95 just north of Hawthorne on Saturday, June 3 at approximately 9:25 a.m. One fatality was reported from the crash.
In a media release from the Nevada Highway Patrol, it states that the preliminary investigation shows that a maroon 2013 Honda Accord was traveling along US 95 behind a white 2003 white Peterbuilt semi-truck and a 2014 tan Fleetwood motorhome.
The driver of the Honda attempted to pass both the motor home and semi-truck and entered the southbound lane, in a marked passing zone.
As the Honda was passing, the release states that the semi also began to pass the slower motorhome, at the same time.
The driver of the Honda “in an effort to avoid the Peterbuilt, began to steer to the right causing the right front of the Accord to strike the left front of the motor home.”
The release reports that the driver of the motor home braked and steered to the right causing it to go off the roadway, down the embankment where it overturned.
The Honda also went down the embankment on the right side of the road. The semi-truck (which never made contract with either vehicle) pulled over and waited for law enforcement and emergency personnel.
Rosalie Ann Powers, a 74-year-old resident of Livingston, Texas and the front passenger in the motorhome, was transported to the local hospital where she later succumbed to the injuries she received in the crash.
The driver of the motorhome was transported to Reno via CareFlight with serious injuries.
The driver and passenger of the Honda were also transported by ambulance to the local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the semi-truck was uninjured.
It is reported that all five occupants were wearing seat belts and restrained.
The Nevada Highway Patrol is looking for witnesses who may have seen this incident or have information regarding the collision. You may contact Trooper Karen Garretson of the Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and reconstruction Team at 775-687-9618 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please cite case number 170600227.