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September 21, 2021 at 7:58 pm

Fatal Traffic Crash

On September 21, 2021 at approximately 10:55 pm, Sparks Police, Sparks Fire, and REMSA responded to a single vehicle traffic crash on Sparks Blvd. north of Prater Way.  Officers arrived on scene and located a semi style box truck that had crashed into a brick wall.  The driver of the semi-truck was still inside of the vehicle and not responsive. Sparks Fire and REMSA personnel attempted life saving measures but ultimately the male was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.


Through their investigation and interview with witnesses, Officers learned the semi-truck was traveling northbound on Sparks Blvd. approaching Prater Way.  The semi-truck for unknown reasons, drifted across the roadway into the southbound travel lanes and continued traveling a short distance before striking the brick wall and coming to rest.


Members of the Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) responded to the scene and took over the investigation, which remains active. 


Sparks Police is asking for the publics assistance in speaking with anyone that may have witnessed the crash or has any information about the crash.   Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Sparks Police Department or Secret Witness.



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