Truck crash closes central Nevada highway; 1 dead, 1 injured

ALAMO, Nev. (AP) — A tractor-trailer crash killed one man, critically injured another and forced the closure of a key central Nevada highway between Las Vegas and Ely (EE’-lee).

Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Jason Buratczuk (bur-AH’-chek) says the big rig rolled over about 5:30 a.m. Thursday, spilling a cargo of large rocks on State Route 318 just north of Alamo.

He says a relief driver in a sleeping compartment died and the injured driver was flown by medical helicopter to a hospital in Las Vegas about 100 miles (161 kilometers) away.

Their identities weren’t immediately made public.

Buratczuk says the truck belongs to a company from Rialto, California.

The highway patrol says the road closure between Alamo and Ely is expected to last several hours.

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