Speed and alcohol were contributing factors in the death of a Tacoma man who crashed his pickup on Interstate 80 in Nevada, the Highway Patrol said.
The victim was identified Wednesday as 63-year-old Michael A. Lomax.
Authorities said dispatchers received multiple calls from motorists reporting a reckless driver Monday night on I-80 between Sparks and Fernley, Nev. A trooper in the Fernley area headed west to intercept the vehicle, which was clocked at 90 mph .
The officer was preparing to make a U-turn to stop the eastbound pickup when the driver crashed into the median and overcorrected, which sent the truck into a roll, the Highway Patrol said.
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Lomax was thrown from the truck and died several hours later. He wasn’t wearing a seat belt.
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