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29-Year-Old Man Dead after Head-On Collision near Douglas Fir Drive

RENO, NV ( August 23, 2021 ) – Friday night, August 6, 29-year-old Nikolas Emerson, died in a head-on crash on Mount Rose Highway.

The crash took place just before 6 p.m. below Douglas Fir Drive and just past Galena Estates, as per report.

According to the NHP, the driver of a blue 2020 Subaru Crosstrek was driving westbound when he crossed into the eastbound lane for unclear reasons. As a result, the driver collided head-on with a gold 2004 GMC Yukon.

Due to the impact of the crash, both cars became engulfed in flames.

The NHP claimed that Emerson was sitting in the front passenger seat of the Subaru.

During the inquiry, the roadway was blocked for nearly four hours.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Nikolas Emerson.


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