On June 15, at approximately 11:10 a.m., troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol responded to a report of a vehicle crash on US 93 near White Pine mile marker 101. This is approximately 47 miles north of Ely.
Preliminary investigation indicates Ms. Angela Brooks, age 18, from Las Vegas, NV, was driving a 2009 Mercury passenger car northbound on US 93. A female Henderson, Nevada juvenile, age 15, was also in the car.
For unknown reasons, Ms. Brooks crossed the center line and traveled off the left roadway edge. She overcorrected the vehicle back onto the highway where it traveled across the southbound and northbound travel lanes. The vehicle then traveled off the right paved shoulder. Ms. Brooks overcorrected the vehicle to the left in an attempt to regain the northbound travel lane. The Mercury rotated counterclockwise and overturned.
The female passenger, who was seated in the right front seat was ejected. She succumbed to her injuries at the scene. Ms. Brooks sustained minor injuries and was wearing her seatbelt.