NHP Identifies Driver in Fatal Crash on Highway 395 Near Gardner - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe Sparks News, Weather, Video

NHP Identifies Driver in Fatal Crash on Highway 395 Near Gardnerville

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Courtesy: Douglas County Sheriff's Office Courtesy: Douglas County Sheriff's Office
Courtesy: Nevada Highway Patrol Courtesy: Nevada Highway Patrol
Courtesy: Douglas County Sheriff's Office Courtesy: Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers have identified the driver killed after a crash on Highway 395 and Ray May Way south of Gardnerville on Monday morning.

Troopers say 53-year-old Christopher Errol Oakden of Minden was driving a Cadillac STS sedan north on Highway 395 when he veered into the path of a Freightliner semi-truck heading south. 

Oakden died on scene after the head-on collision, which happened just before 9:30 a.m.

Troopers say both drivers were wearing their seatbelts. 

Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Doug Hildebrand of the Multi-disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team (M.I.R.T.) is investigating this crash. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have any information related to this crash is encouraged to contact Trooper Hildebrand at (775) 687-9617 or dhildebrand@dps.state.nv.us  regarding NHP case #170402070

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