An 82-year-old Dayton woman was killed in a single vehicle rollover in Carson City on Saturday morning, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
Leatrice Drew received fatal injuries when a 2009 White Nissan Versa driven by 83-year-old Dayton resident Daniel Drew was westbound on Highway 50 in the right lane when for unknown reasons the vehicle drove off the roadway and onto the north dirt shoulder. Daniel lost control of his vehicle as it ran into a ditch and rolled at 8:55 a.m.
The vehicle landed on its wheels in the ditch at the intersection of Highway 50 and East Nye Lane.
Daniel was transported to Renown Regional Medical Center by Care Flight medical helicopter with serious injuries.
It is unclear if the Drews were wearing their seatbelts properly before the accident.
Alcohol or drugs are not a factor at this time. The accident is still under investigation. That area of the highway is two lanes in each direction with a center turn lane. The speed limit is 45 mph.
Trooper Douglas Hildebrand of the Nevada Highway Patrol Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating this accident. Witnesses or anyone with additional information are encouraged to contact him at 775-689-4623 or firstname.lastname@example.org regarding case number NHP- 140802715