Beyer had been traveling eastbound on the freeway at 5:11 p.m. Tuesday when he failed to negotiate a right-hand curve in the roadway. The Honda veered onto the left or inside shoulder of the highway when the driver over-corrected his vehicle’s steering to the right. This resulted in the Honda to travel across both eastbound lanes and depart the right roadway edge. Beyer then inputted steering to the left as the Honda ascended a short dirt embankment. His vehicle rolled over causing him to be ejected as he was not wearing a seat belt. He was located in the left travel lane of the freeway and his vehicle came to rest on its roof in the right lane. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Alcohol and the fact that he was not wearing a seat belt are two of the contributing factors in this tragic event. Both eastbound travel lanes were completely blocked for almost an hour before personnel on scene were able to start traffic moving again by diverting the traffic onto the paved shoulder and dirt area adjacent to the roadway. Both lanes were re-opened and the scene was completely cleared at 8:07 p.m.
The Major Accident Investigation Team was dispatched to the crash scene and will be completing the investigation. Witnesses or anyone with additional information about this event, including any driving patterns observed before the crash, are encouraged to contact Trooper Robert Haigney at 775-689-4682 or the Department Public Safety-Communications Center at 775-687-0400 regarding case no. NHP-1104261499.
As a safety reminder to all motorists, always wear a seat belt and never drive after consuming alcohol.