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Fatal Crash Near Silver Springs, US 50 Reopened.

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The Nevada Highway Patrol released more information on the fatal crash that happened on Monday around 3 p.m. near Silver Springs on US-50.

They said two vehicles, a black Ford Ranger pickup and a tan Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV were traveling in opposite directions toward each other.

A preliminary investigation showed the driver of the Ford Ranger traveled over the centerline of the highway into the path of the Chevrolet Trailblazer and they collided head on.

Unfortunately both drivers, 35-year-old Matthew Stevens of Silver Springs and 75-year-old Karen Garretson of Fallon, were pronounced dead at the scene.

NHP said both occupants were wearing seatbelts.

Both lanes of US-50 were closed until the investigation ended around 6 p.m.

Anyone who was a witness to the accident are encouraged to contact Trooper Keith Killian of the NHP Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team (MIRT) at (775) 687-9631.

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