ELKO -- A Salt Lake man was killed and his infant daughter injured when their car was struck by a semitrailer truck west of Wendover Thursday morning.
Killed was:John Fox, 31, Salt Lake City.
Fox and his family were parked on the eastbound shoulder of I-80 about 28 miles west of Wendover when their car was struck by a semitrailer truck hauling a load of tires that drifted off the road about 4 a.m., Nevada Highway Patrol trooper Rocky Gonzalez said.
Fox and his wife, Stephanie Fox, 23, were apparently in the process of switching positions in the car, Gonzalez said. Stephanie Fox had been riding in the passenger seat and was out of the car moving toward the driver's seat when the accident occurred, Gonzalez said. She was not injured.
John Fox was still sitting in the driver's seat when the car was hit. He was killed instantly.
An infant daughter, Jasmine Fox, 1, was taken by helicopter to Primary Children's Medical Center, Gonzalez said. The child was being evaluated at 10:30 a.m. and appears to be in good condition, said Bonnie Midget, a hospital spokeswoman.
The driver of the truck, Tim Reid, 46, or Garden City, Kan., was not injured. His wife, Lowetaann Reid, 47, was transported by helicopter to University Hospital, although the extent of her injuries was also unknown, Gonzalez said.
Lowetaann Reid was still in emergency care at the hospital Thursday morning and a report on her condition was not immediately available, a hospital spokeswoman said.