(KUTV) — Monday afternoon, the Nevada Highway Patrol and West Wendover PD got reports of a wrong-way driver on Interstate 80 near West Wendover.
Officers combed the interstate from mile marker 378 to the Utah state line.
An hour later, a crash was reported at mile marker 410, just west of the Utah border.
Three vehicles were involved. Two people were killed, two were injured.
Police who investigated the crash say a maroon Nissan, which matched the description of the wrong-way driver reported to them previously, had been traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes.
The Nissan struck a black Toyota traveling westbound in the fast lane.
The impact sent the Nissan toward the median, and the Toyota into the slow lane, where it was struck by a westbound semi, a press release stated.
Timothy Yahn, 58, of South Abington Township in Pennsylvania, was driving the Toyota, and died at the scene as a result of his injuries.
Nanette Marlow, 75, of Draper, was identified as the driver of the Nissan. She was transported to the University of Utah Hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.
The driver and passenger of the semi were transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver was identified as Martin Wilson of Turners Station, Kentucky.