Fatal Crash in Douglas County Under Investigation


Troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol responded to a head-on collision on US-50 near Douglas County mile marker 3, Tuesday evening, Nov. 3 at about 6:25 pm. At the scene they found a black 2011 Dodge Ram pickup, that had been traveling eastbound on US-50 and approaching a right curve in the roadway, while a gray 2003 Honda Element was approaching the same curve westbound.

2011 Dodge Ram/NHP

As the truck entered the curve, the driver crossed over the double yellow center line and into the oncoming travel lane, hitting the Element. The driver of the Element, Peter Dykeman, 34, of South Lake was declared deceased at the scene.

The driver of the truck has yet to be identified by authorities. The crash is being investigated by the Nevada Highway Patrol Northern Command West Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team (M.I.R.T.)

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