Sparks, NV (February 25, 2020) – Authorities have identified the 30-year-old Sparks man who was killed in a crash on Saturday, February 22nd. The accident occurred on I-80 at around 8 a.m. Jacob Edwards suffered fatal injuries after being hit by a wrong-way driver.
At this time, the information available on the accident is limited. Officials from the National Highway Patrol will be releasing more information later this week. The cause of the crash is currently unknown.
Local law enforcement officials are conducting an investigation into the accident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Jacob Edwards at this time.
Deadly Head-On Collisions in Nevada
Few types of crashes are as deadly as a head-on crash. Each year, head-on collisions are involved in 10 percent of fatal crashes. In 2017, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported that head-on crashes had a fatality rate of 58 percent.
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