By Sydney Yalshevec

Rollover sends 5 to emergency room

Blown tire cited as cause for the accident


Sydney Yalshevec

Paramedics and members of the fire crew tend to injured passengers from a rollover accident that occured west of town on the interstate Friday, August 1, near exit 20.

On Friday, August 1, a rollover accident occurred one mile west of Kimball just past exit 20 on I-80.

At approximately 9:30 a.m., a 2002 Ford Explorer going westbound on I-80 had a tire blow out. This caused the driver of the vehicle, Stephanie Hernandez, 15, to lose control of the vehicle, which ended up going off to the right side of the road and rolling.

Emergency personnel arrived on the scene where the rolled vehicle was sitting upright. The three back seat passengers, Daniel Montes-Lopez, Beatrice Ocejo and John Sarlo, were not restrained in the car. The two passengers in the front...

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