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Fatal collision may have involved impaired driver

The front end of a pickup was destroyed in a collision on Highway 50 that occurred around 7 a.m. Thursday. NHP Photo

Friday morning update:

A California man is in custody in connection with a fatal collision that occurred 7 a.m. Thursday on Highway 50 at Round Hill.

Jerrad D. Dominguez, 40, was arrested at the scene by Nevada Highway Patrol troopers an hour after the collision was reported.

Dominguez lists an address in Gold River, Calif.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, he was booked on charges of driving under the influence resulting in substantial bodily harm, possession of controlled substance, paraphernalia, an open container, reckless driving with substantial bodily harm, driving left of center and being under the influence of a controlled substance and driving with his license suspended or revoked for driving under the influence.

Noon update:

Highway 50 is expected to be open in a few minutes, according to state transportation officials.

Nevada Department of Transportation Spokeswoman Meg Ragonese said in an email to The R-C that sweepers are clearing the highway and that it will be open shortly.

Highway 50 was closed for five hours this morning after a fatal collision occurred around 7 a.m. The collision is under investigation by the Nevada Highway Patrol. One person was killed and another taken into custody as a result. Impairment is suspected in the collision, an NHP spokeswoman said.

10 a.m. Update:

A fatal collision on Highway 50 at Round Hill may have been caused by an impaired driver.

One person is dead and a driver has been arrested in the collision involving two pickup trucks.

Nevada Highway Patrol spokeswoman Trooper Hannah DeGoey said one driver has been arrested in connection with the collision, which closed Highway 50 on Thursday morning.

She said that more information will be issued as soon as the family of the victim is notified.

NHP troopers, Douglas County deputies and Tahoe-Douglas medics responded to the 7:04 a.m. collision.

Highway 50 is closed in both directions near Elks Point Road. 

Motorists have detoured over Kingsbury Grade in both directions. As of 10 a.m. traffic over Kingsbury was reported to be heavy. There were many vehicles waiting to make a left turn onto Highway 395 from Muller Lane.

Previous story: Rescuers are on the scene of a collision with at least one fatality on Highway 50 at Roundhill this morning.

The Nevada Highway Patrol reported the collision has closed Highway 50 in both directions between Zephyr Cove and Elks Point.

The collision was first reported at 7:04 a.m.

Motorists traveling between Lake Tahoe and Carson City are encouraged to take Kingsbury Grade. 

The NHP’s fatality investigation team in en route to the scene.

Douglas County deputies and Tahoe-Douglas firefighters are at the wreck.