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2-Vehicle Accident Shuts Down Douglas County Intersection

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Courtesy: Douglas County Sheriff's Office Courtesy: Douglas County Sheriff's Office
Courtesy: Douglas County Sheriff's Office Courtesy: Douglas County Sheriff's Office

One man was sent to the hospital and dozens of livestock were killed in a traffic accident involving a semi-truck in Douglas County.

According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 3:45pm near at intersection of State Route 88 and Waterloo Lane.

Troopers say a blue Peterbilt semi-truck was hauling 66 head of cattle south on SR-88.

They say the driver of the truck, 25-year-old Grant T. Terpstra of Stockton, California ran a red light at the intersection. The truck smashed into a maroon Subaru Forester station wagon driven by 61-year-old George N. Jaqua.

They say Jacqua was taken by Carflight to Renown Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Terpstra was not injured.

NHP says 25 of the cows in the semi-trailer died in the crash. The 41 that remained were either uninjured or suffered minor injuries.

A brand inspector from the Nevada Department of Agriculture was called to the scene to assist  with the animals, which had been secured in a nearby field.

NHP says the truck then struck a light pole and sheered a nearby power pole, which according to NV Energy temporarily knocked out power to 2,377 customers.

They say the intersection was closed for nearly six hours for the investigation and clean up.

The intersection's traffic signal light is still non-operational and four temporary stop signs have been put up to control the flow of traffic until repairs can be made. NHP says repairs may take several days. 

Terpstra was cited for failing to obey a traffic signal light.

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