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Draper resident one of two people killed in fatal accident in West Wendover

Posted at 8:17 PM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-11 17:43:24-04

WEST WENDOVER, Nev. -- Two people, including a resident from Draper, were killed following a fatal collision on I-80 near West Wendover Monday.

Highway Patrol officials said in a press release that at approximately 2:32 p.m., reports came in that a driver was driving the wrong way on I-80.

Officers with the West Wendover Police Department and the highway patrol attempted to locate the driver but were unsuccessful, the press release said.

At 3:21 p.m., a crash was reported at mile marker 410 of I-80, just west of the Utah border.

The crash involved three vehicles, resulting in two fatalities. Two people were also injured during the accident.

The press release said that an initial investigation indicated that a maroon colored Nissan was traveling the wrong way in I-80, going eastbound in westbound lanes. The Nissan then allegedly hit a black Toyota that was traveling westbound.

"The Nissan then rotated towards the median," the press release said. "The Toyota rotated into the slow lane and was then struck by a commercial motor vehicle traveling westbound."

The driver of the Toyota, identified as Timothy Yahn, 58, of South Abington Township, Pennsylvania, died at the scene. The driver of the Nissan, identified as Nanette Marlow, 75, of Draper, was transferred to the University of Utah Hospital where she was later pronounced deceased.