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A fatal accident closed U.S. 95 near mile marker 59 on April 26.

Nevada Highway Patrol released the name of the driver whose accident closed U.S. 95 near mile marker 59 in Mineral County on Thursday, April 26.

Nevada Highway Patrol troopers investigated the accident which happened at approximately 8:20 a.m. The investigation shows that a 1986 Southwind motorhome was traveling northbound on U.S. 95, north of Hawthorne.

The driver of the motorhome, John Virgil Spillman, allowed the motorhome to “strike the guardrail on the northbound shoulder which redirected the vehicle across the northbound and southbound travel lanes.”

The motorhome traveled off the southbound shoulder of the highway and overturned onto its right side. Spillman was the sole occupant and driver and the 70 year old Virginia resident was pronounced deceased at Mt. Grant General Hospital shortly thereafter.

Witnesses to this incident are urged to contact Trooper Chris Kelly of the Nevada Highway Patrol Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team at 775-687-9649.