FedEx truck driver killed in I-80 crash in Nevada

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WINNEMUCCA, Nev. (AP) — An investigation is underway into a wreck that killed the driver of a FedEx triple-trailer truck on Interstate 80 in Winnemucca.

Nevada Highway Patrol Lt. Harold Hughes says the driver was merging in a construction zone Friday morning when he apparently hit orange barrels and lost control of the vehicle.

He told the Elko Daily Free Press (http://bit.ly/1kT49j6 ) that the truck went off the roadway and rolled, killing the driver and injuring a male passenger.

The names of the two men were not immediately released.

FedEx spokeswoman Allison Houser issued a statement expressing condolences to the driver's family and friends and saying the company would work directly with affected customers concerning shipments.

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Information from: Elko Daily Free Press, http://www.elkodaily.com

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