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Woman dies after swerving to avoid dead animal on U.S. 93

Posted: 3:25 PM, Feb 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-28 23:26:15Z
Woman dies after swerving to avoid animal
Woman dies after swerving to avoid animal
Woman dies after swerving to avoid animal

A 37-year-old woman died in a crash while trying to avoid a dead animal on the roadway in Lincoln County Tuesday.

According to Nevada Highway Patrol, she was traveling in a 2003 Pontiac northbound on the U.S. 93, south of Mile Marker 140. The vehicle traveled to the left in order to avoid striking a dead animal lying in the roadway. 

The vehicle crossed the centerline and entered the southbound travel lane. The driver of the vehicle overcorrected back to the right and began to rotate clockwise.

The vehicle entered the dirt shoulder and overturned. The unrestrained driver was ejected. The driver succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash and was pronounced deceased on scene.

This crash remains under investigation.