- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 29, 2014

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A serious accident sent seven people to the hospital and shut down a major highway in Reno during the morning commute. The chain-reaction collision involved more than a half-dozen vehicles, including a cement mixer, a Hummer and a motorcycle.

The Nevada Highway Patrol shut down all southbound traffic on U.S. Highway 395 for about four hours beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday at Golden Valley just north of Reno.

Trooper David Gibson said a toddler suffered an unspecified head injury. Injuries to the other six people who were taken to the hospital were not considered life-threatening.

Gibson said a preliminary investigation indicates the pileup began when a 2001 Mack cement truck struck the rear of a Chevy passenger vehicle, pushing it forward into the guardrail.

The crash remains under investigation.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide