At 1:55 p.m., Autre was driving a 2003 black Chevrolet Cavalier when he failed to yield the right of way to on-coming traffic, making a left turn to go south on U.S. 395. He turned into the path of a northbound Beige Ford F350 driven by 59-year-old Natale Lommori of Wellington. The Ford pickup was unable to avoid the Cavalier, striking it in the left front. After colliding with the Cavalier, the Ford traveled across the southbound travel lanes and struck a large cement block.
Autre was transported by helicopter to Renown Regional Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.
Lommori was transported to Carson Valley Medical Center by ambulance where he was treated for his injuries.
Anyone who witnessed this accident or has information about it is urged to contact Trooper Michael Stapledon at 775-689-4623 regarding accident number 1106200869, or contact the Department of Public Safety’s communication center at 775-687-0400.