The blue Honda was traveling westbound toward Dayton when it, for an unknown reason, swerved to the right. The Honda then swerved back to the left and turned broadside, crossing the double yellow center line into the path of the on-coming red Ford Ranger truck. The driver of the Ford Ranger pickup steered to the right to avoid the Honda, but was unable to avoid the collision. The Honda was struck in the right side by the front of the truck.
The passenger in the Honda, a 21-year-old female from Carson City, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name is not being released at this time. The driver of the Honda, a 23-year-old-male from Carson City, was airlifted to Renown Regional Medical Center. The driver and passenger in the Ford Ranger truck, both from Carson City, were transported to Carson Tahoe Hospital by ground ambulance.
Preliminary investigation reveals that alcohol might have been a factor in the crash.
The Major Accident Investigation Team will be conducting the investigation and witnesses, or anyone with additional information, is encouraged to call Trooper Eric Gallagher at 775-689-4661 regarding case No. NHP-201103180157.