Update: Officials ID 2 killed in wrong-way crash on I-80 in West Wendover

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WEST WENDOVER, Nev., Sept. 11, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Officials have identified a woman from Draper, Utah, who was one of two people killed Monday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 just west of the Nevada-Utah border.

Nevada Department of Public Safety officials said Nanette Marlow, 75, and Timothy Yahn, 58, of South Abington Township, Pennsylvania, were both killed in the crash.

Sgt. Jeff Howell, Nevada Highway Patrol, told Gephardt Daily that NHP received a report of a wrong-way driver on I-80 at about 3:45 p.m. (Pacific time).

The female driver, later identified as Marlow, was going east in the westbound lanes, and crashed head-on into a Toyota sedan.

Howell said a westbound semi was in the left lane and also was involved in the head-on collision.

The driver of the Toyota, later identified as Yahn, died at the scene as a result of his injuries. Marlow was transported, then pronounced dead at the University of Utah Hospital.

The semi’s driver, who is from Kentucky, and a passenger in the Toyota suffered minor injuries.

Howell said the accident is still under investigation and the exact cause has not yet been determined.

Gephardt Daily will update this story as more information becomes available.


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