Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee said 36-year old Joseph Bowlen was ejected from his vehicle when it rolled over off the highway about 18 miles north of Hiko about 9 a.m. Pahranagat Valley Volunteer Ambulance and EMS responded, along with the sheriff’s department and Nevada Highway Patrol. The fatal team from Las Vegas was also dispatched for the investigation which is ongoing.
Bowlen was heading back to Las Vegas after having visited family in Oregon, Sheriff Lee said. Investigators suspect fatigue might have been a factor in the accident. Bowlen was the only occupant of the vehicle and not wearing a seat belt.