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NHP: Passenger Suffers Serious Injuries After Accident in Dayton

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Courtesy: Nevada Highway Patrol Courtesy: Nevada Highway Patrol
Courtesy: Nevada Highway Patrol Courtesy: Nevada Highway Patrol
Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers say a man suffered serious injuries after the vehicle he was in was hit by another vehicle in Dayton early Monday afternoon.

Troopers say a preliminary investigation indicates that a 17-year-old boy from Dayton was driving east on Highway 50 just before 1:15 p.m. Monday when he failed to yield to oncoming traffic and tried to make a left turn onto Pinecone Road in front of a 2005 silver Toyota Scion that was heading west at the time.

The Scion was struck in the passenger side causing it to overturn.  The driver, 61-year-old Maria F. Hodgdon of Fallon, along with passenger 55-year-old Thomas D. Hodgdon of Fallon, were flown by Care Flight to Renown Regional Medical Center. Troopers say Thomas suffered serious injuries since it's believed he was not wearing his seat belt. Maria suffered moderate injuries. 

The two 17-year-olds inside the 1998 gray Chevrolet Blazer were treated and released to their guardians.

Troopers say alcohol and/or drugs are not a factor in the cause of the crash.

Both of the westbound travel lanes and one eastbound were shut down for several hours while the crash scene was investigated and diagramed. However, traffic was being diverted around the crash scene through the center turn lane. 

This area of US 50 is two lanes in each direction with a center turn lane and the speed limit is 45 mph. 

Trooper Tina Konrad of Nevada Highway Patrol Carson City station is investigating this crash. Anyone who may have witnessed this crash or who may have information related to this crash is encouraged to reach out to her at (775) 684-7381 or tkonrad@dps.state.nv.us regarding case number NHP-150501541.
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