2 killed in accident near Tonopah

Las Vegas men die in crash near Tonopah Nevada

From the Nevada Highway Patrol

Single Vehicle Rollover Results in Both Driver and Passenger Dying on Scene on US6 Approximately 7 Miles West of Tonopah Nevada.

On November 30th, at approximately 12:38am, Troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol were dispatched to a single vehicle crash that occurred on US6 westbound 7 miles west of Tonopah.

Preliminary crash investigation details indicate that the white Ford pickup was driven by 19 year old Roman Suslov from Las Vegas NV. The pickup was also occupied by Mateo Silva-Medina, a 19 year old male also out of Las Vegas NV. Suslov was traveling westbound on US6 when he allowed the pickup to drift over the centerline into the oncoming travel lane. Suslov steered the vehicle to the right causing it to rotate clockwise. The pickup then continued to rotate and left the right roadway shoulder. The pickup overturned and came to rest on its top approximately 100 feet off the roadway edge.

Both Suslov and Silva-Medina succumbed to their injuries and were pronounced dead on scene by the Esmeralda County coroner.

Impairment is unknown at this time. Both Suslov and Silva-Medina were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

US6 is a two lane highway with one lane in either direction. The speed limit in the area is 70 mph.

Trooper Doug Hildebrand of the Nevada Highway Patrol’s Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team (MIRT) is investigating this incident. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have information related to this incident is encouraged to reach out to him at (775) 689-4623, (775)434-3062 dhildebrand@dps.state.nv.us regarding case number NHP-151102807.

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