Dump truck crash closes highway, sets tree on fire in Washoe County

  • Source: KOLO-TV ABC/CW+ 8 Reno
  • Published: 09/18/2023 12:00 AM

PHOTOS: A dump truck carrying 22 tons of sand lost its brakes and rear-ended a recreation vehicle Saturday morning on the Mount Rose Highway. The crash temporarily closed the Mount Rose Highway and led to only one lane being open with alternating traffic until late afternoon. It happened at about 10:27 a.m. on the Mount Rose Highway and Fairview Boulevard. The crash caused the recreational vehicle to flip over. The truck crashed into a tree and caught fire, also setting at least one tree on fire. The North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District published photos and an account of the incident. The recreational vehicle driver had to be extricated and was taken to the hospital with injuries described as not life-threatening, the Nevada State Police said.


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