Toddler dies in I-80 collision |

Toddler dies in I-80 collision

A two-year-old Nevada boy was killed Friday morning when his father rear-ended a tractor trailer while driving westbound on Interstate 80 near Prosser Village Road.At about 2 a.m. on Friday, Christopher McIntosh, 33, of Sparks, Nev. was driving westbound on the interstate with his son, Ethan McIntosh, secured in a car seat in the right rear passenger position. Christopher McIntosh was driving a 1996 Jeep Cherokee at an unknown rate of speed when the vehicle struck the rear of the tractor trailer, according to California Highway Patrol. Ethan McIntosh sustained major head trauma during the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene. Christopher McIntosh was treated and released from Tahoe Forest Hospital. The driver of the tractor trailer, Carlos Solorio, 33, of Jerome, Idaho, was not injured, said CHP Officer Steve Skeen. All three involved in the incident were wearing seatbelts, Skeen said. Apparently, Christopher McIntosh didnt see the tractor trailer while driving in the right-hand lane of the interstate, Skeen said. The weather was clear, Skeen said. The collision occurred on a straight-away.Alcohol doesnt appear to be a factor, he said. The rate of speed of the vehicles at the time of the collision is still under investigation, he said.

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