Truck driver killed on Mount Rose Highway from Carson Valley


The driver of the truck who died using the runaway truck ramp on Monday has been identified as Eric S. Holton, 31, of Gardnerville.

Holton was descending the Mount Rose Highway in Incline Village on April 23 at approximately 2:48pm when he used the ramp. Investigators still don’t know why Holton used the ramp.

The vehicle was a 2006 gray Freightliner truck tractor pulling a 1989 flat bed trailer transporting composite decking materials traveling west on the two-lane highway

Crews look over the mangled truck near the intersection of highways 431 and 28. Photo/NHP

The truck and trailer stopped near the termination point of the ramp; however, the entire load of building materials shifted forward, crushing the entire cab and killing Holton.

– Lake Tahoe News staff report

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