Pershing Co, NV - Elyzah Leon Injured in Rollover Crash on I-80

Pershing Co, NV – Fatal Rollover Crash on I-80

Pershing Co, NV (July 15, 2020) – Officials from the Nevada Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a fatal car accident in Pershing County on Sunday, July 12. The crash occurred on I-80 (Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway) near mile marker 156. One juvenile was reportedly killed in the accident. 

Elyzah Leon, 18, of Winnemucca, Nevada was driving west with a passenger on the highway in a gray Nissan Maxima when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a construction barrel. Leon over-corrected and overturned the vehicle. Leon was transported to Humboldt General Hospital for treatment. 

Leon’s juvenile passenger was killed in the crash. An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by NHP. 

Our thoughts are with Elyzah Leon at this time. We would like to offer our condolences to the family of the deceased victim. 

Nevada Deadly Rollover Accidents

Pershing Co, NV - Elyzah Leon Injured in Rollover Crash on I-80Rollover crashes are much more likely to result in fatal injuries compared to other kinds of accidents. Of the nearly 9.1 million collisions involving cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, and vans in 2010, only 2.1% involved rollover accidents. However, that year, rollovers were involved in nearly 35% of deadly collisions across the country. A reported 7,600 people were killed in rollover accidents that year, and 69% of those killed were unrestrained at the time of the crash. Those who have lost a loved one in a deadly car crash should consult with a Nevada wrongful death attorney in order to discuss their legal options for compensation. 

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