Sparks man, 30, killed Saturday by wrong-way driver identified – Reno Gazette Journal

A 30-year-old Sparks man who died in a car accident in Sparks on Saturday has been identified. 

Jacob Edwards died on the scene at about 8 a.m. after his westbound vehicle was struck by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 80 in Sparks.

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A side view of a Nevada Highway Patrol vehicle (Photo: Reno Gazette Journal)

NHP spokeswoman Trooper Hannah DeGoey said the department would likely be releasing further information on the other driver later this week. 

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