Three-Vehicle Crash Closes Highway 88 Monday Evening
MINDEN, Nev. — Highway 88 was shut down at Centerville due to a three-vehicle collision about a quarter-mile south of the intersection at 4:15 p.m. Monday.
The driver of a Ford van traveling southbound on 88 struck the rear of a Honda Accord that had slowed for another vehicle waiting to make a left turn into the Mountain View Tree Farm.
The collision directed the van into the northbound lane where it collided head on with a Saturn Ion.
Due to the nature of the crash, with two impacts, the driver of the van was transported via Care Flight to Renown in Reno where he was treated for non life-threatening, minor injuries, according to Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Duncan Dauber.
The cause of the collision is still under investigation, though impairment is not suspected. The driver of the van submitted to a voluntary blood draw, according to Dauber.
Highway 88 was closed to traffic for around two hours.
Correction: Initial reports in this story were incorrect on two key details. The driver of the van that caused the intial impact was not ejected from the vehicle. And the vehicle that was initially struck was not waiting to make a left turn into the Mountain View Tree Farm — it had slowed to accomodate traffic in front of it.