In a press statement on Monday, September 14th, the Nevada Highway Patrol revealed the details of the car accident that killed 28-year-old Las Vegas resident, Christopher Mach. The isolated occurrence happened on State Route 278 in the Eureka County area of Nevada.
The car accident report disclosed the victim died on Thursday, September 10th. The NHP said that he drove a white Chevrolet Silverado northbound on the highway near mile marker 55.
The vehicle crossed over the centerline and entered the southbound travel lane. Mach attempted to reenter his route but overcorrected, thereby causing the Silverado to rotate clockwise across the northbound lane.
The car then overturned and rested on the dirt shoulder. The NHP said that the victim was not wearing a seatbelt, and the crash impact ejected him from the vehicle. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.
In a separate statement, the Eureka County Sheriff Jessie Watts expressed his condolences to Mach’s family, friends, and co-workers. The investigation into the accident is ongoing, and it is under the supervision of the Northern Command East Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team of the highway patrol.
Wearing a seatbelt either as a driver or passenger of a vehicle is a legal requirement that must be adhered to. Under the Nevada Revised Statutes, everyone older than six years or who weigh 60 pounds or more must wear a safety belt or shoulder harness at all times in a moving vehicle, and the straps must fit a seating position.
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