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ELKO — A woman driving south in the northbound lane died when she hit a semi head-on on U.S. Highway 93 Wednesday afternoon.

Zoe Shaub, 83, was driving in the opposite lane of traffic in an apparent attempt to pass a vehicle in her lane about 20 miles north of Wells, according to Nevada Highway Patrol.

The driver of the commercial vehicle, Hardeep Dillon, made an attempt to swerve out of the way of the Mercedes Benz but could not avoid the crash.

Schuab was pronounced dead at the scene. Dillon was taken to the hospital but was released with minor injuries.

Though it is believed that Shaub was attempting to pass another vehicle, the exact cause of the crash is still being investigated.

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