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Vehicle Rollover Near Derby Dam

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One man has been hospitalized after rolling his vehicle near Derby Dam on Sunday, April 6th.

According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, at around 4:30 p.m. troopers were called to a rollover accident on eastbound I-80 near the off ramp for Derby Dam. When they arrived, the found a late model Jeep Cherokee had begun to take the off ramp, when it ran through a stop sign, rolled over a guard rail and down to the railroad tracks below.

Inside the car officials found the driver, a 50-year-old resident of Texas. When he could not easily be removed from the vehicle, fire crews were called for an extrication. He was transported to a hospital via Careflight.

Officers say they suspect alcohol was a factor in the crash. No other vehicles were involved and no other injuries have been reported.

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