A man was killed near Rachel in a rollover traffic accident the evening of July 1.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department reported that three men, all Penoyer Farms employees, were traveling along the dirt road leading to the farm when the accident occurred a little after 7 p.m.
Theodore Fiorella, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene by sheriff’s deputies. It was reported Fiorella was ejected from the vehicle when the driver lost control and the vehicle flipped several times, coming to rest on its side.
One man, not identified by sheriff’s deputies, was also thrown from the vehicle and critically injured, while other passengers were wearing a seat belt and only sustained slight injuries.
Pahranagat Valley Fire and Ambulance responded and transported the critically injured man to a rendezvous point with a helicopter from Las Vegas.
The cause of the accident had not been determined as of this writing and will be reported later by the Nevada Highway Patrol.
The sheriff’s department said that since it was a fatal accident on a county road, Las Vegas Nevada’s Highway Patrol Fatal Accident team also arrived on scene to help with the investigation.
Editor’s note: An earlier version of the article incorrectly identified Michael Shepard as passenger in the vehicle. Shepard was not a passenger in the vehicle, but he was a very close friend and mentor to the deceased.