The Nevada Highway Patrol on Wednesday, June 17th, identified Terrell O’Neil, 20, of Sparks, as the man who passed away in an accident on SR-445, Spanish Springs, Nevada. The victim died from injuries sustained in the accident that occured on Sunday night, June 7th.
The car accident report disclosed that at about 9:45 p.m., the victim was driving a grey Mazda RX-8 on the northbound SR-445, Pyramid Highway, on Egyptian Drive. When O’Neil approached the area where the two northbound lanes merged into a single lane, he struck a blue Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck heading north.
The impact caused the two vehicles to overturn, and O’Neil, who sustained severe wounds, passed away at an area hospital where he was receiving treatment. Witnesses told the NHP that the victim was travelling at top speed before the collision. There is currently no information about the second driver, and the investigation is active.
Motor vehicle accidents are not uncommon in Nevada, and speed is one of the leading causes of crash-related deaths. Speeding is an offshoot of reckless driving, which sometimes springs from a person driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The state recommends 70 to 80 miles per hour, which is 113 to 129 kilometres per hour for highways. Anyone driving above this limit is guilty of a traffic offence, punishable with a ticket and fine. A speeding driver will face criminal prosecution if an accident occurs that results in the injury or death of another.
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