LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –
The Nevada Highway Patrol Wednesday launched video of the crash that killed two men eliminated in a fatal crash on U.S. Highway 93 on the morning of July 18.
Christopher Markley, 34, and Robert Jay Barns, 50, both died from multiple blunt force injuries, according to the coroner’s workplace.
Nevada Highway Patrol stated a semi-truck chauffeur admitted to “drowsy driving” Wednesday morning when he struck several cars resulting in the death of Markley and Barns.
The crash was reported simply after 6 a.m. on U.S. 93 and mile marker 63, near Interstate 15.
According to Cannon Fodder Jason Buratczuk, of Nevada Highway Patrol, motorists were picked up a flagger in a construction zone when a semi-truck struck the lorries.
The semi-truck hit the Toyota Corolla that Markley and Barns were traveling in, Buratczuk stated. They were ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene. The truck then hit a Nissan, another semi-truck and a Chevrolet Malibu.
Buratczuk said the chauffeur of the semi-truck who hit the cars confessed to “drowsy driving” and might have gone to sleep at the wheel.
“Sleepy driving is just as bad as if you were inebriateded or texting and driving … it hinders your capability to drive a lorry,” Buratczuk stated, adding drivers need to be careful in construction zones.
3 others were taken to University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, consisting of the at-fault chauffeur of the semi-truck, according to officials.
Buratczuk stated the chauffeur of the semi-truck might face charges however, he noted it will be up to deadly crash detectives and the district lawyer.
All travel lanes in the area were closed and traffic was being diverted onto State Path 168, NHP stated. U.S. 93 is also closed at I-15.
An examination was continuous.
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