Highway Patrol publishes photos of fatal accident | Local
ELKO – Friday’s fatal crash south of Wendover was the 32nd such incident investigated by the Nevada Highway Patrol’s northern command so far this year.
Lee’s Discount Liquor CEO Kenneth Lee, 53, was the 37th person to die on Nevada freeways in the region, according to NHP.
Lee was driving south on US Highway 93A when his Dodge Caravan crossed the center line about 28 miles south of Wendover. A northbound pickup pulling a flatbed trailer attempted to avoid the collision by heading onto the shoulder, but was struck by the van.
The driver and passenger of the van sustained minor injuries and received treatment on the spot. Lee was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected by the impact, according to NHP. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Lee was CEO of the franchise founded in the early 1980s by his father Hae Un Lee, who died of pancreatic cancer in late August, Fox5 News reported in Las Vegas. He is survived by his wife and three children.
While many fatal crashes have occurred on US Highway 93, it was on another stretch stretching south from Wendover to Lage’s Junction, where it connects to the main freeway leading to Ely and Las Vegas .
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