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UPDATE: Firefighters killed in Northern Nevada crash identified

Posted at 6:56 AM, Jul 11, 2016

A single-vehicle crash on Nevada State Route 140 took the lives of two Bureau of Land Management firefighters and injured another.

The crash occurred Sunday while the BLM firefighters were returning from duty in the Denio area, traveling southbound to Winnemucca.
The firefighters were identified Monday as 27-year-old Jacob M. O'Malley and 22-year-old Will P. Hawkins. One injured BLM employee, identified as Zachary McElroy, was flown to a hospital in Reno.
"Our hearts are heavy, but our focus, our thoughts, our or prayers are with the families of these extraordinary brave people who served to protect the people of Nevada and the public lands of that belong to all of us," said Nevada BLM Communication Chief Steve Clutter.
The crash is still under investigation.