On Wednesday, July 3 at approximately 12:05 a.m. Nevada Highway Patrol troopers were dispatcher to a serious injury crash on U.S. Route 6 at the Mineral County mile marker 4, near Montgomery Pass which involved two commercial vehicles.

The preliminary investigation showed that the red 2010 Volvo tractor-trailer had been traveling east on U.S. 6, approaching mile marker 4. It was in the single eastbound travel lane. NHP has determined that for unknown reason, the tractor-trailer left the roadway, reentered the roadway then overturned. It came to a rest across all the travel lanes on its right side.

Approximately three minutes after the Volvo tractor-trailer came to a rest, a red 2017 Peterbilt tractor-trailer, traveling eastbound on U.S. 6, approached the overturned tractor-trailer. The Peterbilt struck the Volvo, splitting that truck into two. Dario Baez, a 53-year-old Madera, Calif. resident was pronounced deceased at the scene.

U.S. 6 was closed for an extended period of time and reopened around 3:50 p.m. on July 3. The Nevada Highway Patrol is seeking additional witnesses to this crash. If you have information, please contact the Nevada highway Patrol Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team at ncwmirt@dps.state.nv.us and reference case #190700180.