ELKO – A semi plowed through a guardrail on Interstate 80 in the middle of Elko, drove down an embankment and came to a stop near a playground and the Peace Park.
The crash occurred around 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
There was no immediate word on the condition of the driver.
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The vehicle plowed through sagebrush and stopped just short of College Parkway, across the street from State of Nevada offices.
Its journey ended about 10 yards from a concrete wall, behind which is a small playground.
The incident followed a semi fire Wednesday morning about 25 miles west of Elko.
The trailer, which was hauling fruit, was destroyed in the blaze.
On Aug. 12, a vehicle on Interstate 80 started a fire that burned toward an upscale neighborhood less than half a mile from the scene of Thursday’s semi crash.