An Idaho man died last week from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle wreck near Elko, the Nevada Highway Patrol announced this weekend.
Matthew T. Hawks, 37, of Nampa, Idaho, died from injuries sustained in the crash, which occurred just before 8 a.m. Wednesday on U.S. 80, according to authorities. No other vehicles were involved in the incident and no additional injuries were reported.
Troopers said Hawks was driving east on the interstate at about 7:50 a.m. Wednesday when his vehicle drifted into the center median. Hawks overcorrected, causing the vehicle to overturn, according to car accident reports.
Hawks reportedly was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle during the crash.
Emergency responders arrived on scene and transported Hawks to an area hospital via ambulance. He was pronounced dead not long after the wreck.
No one else was in the vehicle at the time of the crash, according to car accident reports. Investigators have not said what factors, such as speed or intoxication, might have contributed to the crash.
Friends of Hawks launched a GoFundMe campaign to help his family cover the expenses of returning his body to Idaho and funeral services.
“Anything that we all can do to help this family would be greatly appreciated,” campaign organizers wrote. “Matthew was a great son, brother and worker. If asked, he would go to or do what he could. Matt was a dedicated worker and a big part of the (employer) family.”
The campaign had raised more than $2,000 toward a $10,000 goal as of Sunday evening.
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