Highway 50 reopened at 8 a.m. Saturday after being closed for 90 minutes by a single-vehicle rollover that resulted in the driver being ejected onto the highway.
The injured motorist was breathing but severely injured, according to first responders. He was transported to Spooner Summit and helicoptered to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno.
The rollover occurred at around 6:25 a.m., according to the Nevada Highway Patrol
Emergency personnel prepared for a helicopter to land on the highway at Lake Tahoe, but decided to move the landing zone further north.Traffic was shut down on the road in both directions while emergency crews treated the injured driver and the wreckage was cleared.