Trucker killed, several injured in Nevada sandstorm

| Friday, June 14, 2013

The truck driver who was killed Monday, June 10, when 27 vehicles collided with each other on Interstate 80 in Nevada was an OOIDA member from St. Charles, Ill. Ravi Dyer, 51, was killed and several other drivers were seriously injured when the pile-up occurred during a massive sandstorm in the north-central part of the state.

Dyer died when his truck rear-ended another truck in what the highway patrol described as zero-visibility conditions. Two other trucks slammed into Dyer’s truck from behind. Dyer was pronounced dead at the scene.

It’s now been confirmed that Ravi Dyer had a passenger in the truck who was badly hurt. According to the police report, Daniel Dyer, 25, of Elgin, Ill., had to be extracted by mechanical means from the wreckage. The younger Dyer was care-flighted to Renown Hospital in Reno with severe injuries to the head, neck and chest.

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