Nevada Highway Patrol troopers say speeding is to blame for a serious accident on Interstate 80 near Pyramid Way interchange Monday morning.
Troopers say 19-year-old Ateeq Paul was speeding and even driving on the left-hand shoulder when he entered a construction zone. Troopers say the car went in between two barrier walls and ended up hitting two construction vehicles before stopping.
A construction worker, 24-year-old Cameron Owens, was standing behind one of the vehicles - and it smashed into him. Fortunately, he only suffered a broken foot.
Both Ateeq and his brother, 24-year-old Suneet Paul had to be cut out of the car.
Troopers say the younger Paul brother has serious to critical injures and the older one has serious injuries.
Troopers are still investigating whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
The crash closed two lanes on the east side of I-80 for about 40 minutes.
If you have any information about this accident, you're asked to call the Department of Public Safety-Communications Center at 775-687-0400.
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