he Nevada Highway Patrol has identified the fatalities of the crash as Jacob Omalley, 27, the driver, and Will Hawkins, 22, the right-front passenger. Both are from Winnemucca. Middle-seat passenger Zachery McElroy, 23, from Reno, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Renown Regional Medical Center via Care Flight.
A procession was held Monday as the bodies of two BLM firefighters were escorted from Winnemucca to Reno.
Nevada Highway Patrol and local agencies formed a procession ending at the corner of East Second Street and Kirman Avenue.
The two died in a Sunday evening crash about 37 miles north of Winnemucca.
NHP said tire failure may have caused the crash. Trooper Jim Stewart said the three firefighters were the only ones in the vehicle when it crashed Sunday near the junction of State Highway 140 and U.S. 95.
They were returning from looking for lightning-sparked wildfires.
The driver was among the two deaths. The injured firefighter was flown by helicopter to a Reno hospital, where he’s in stable condition.
Their names weren’t immediately released.
BLM spokesman Rudy Evenson says an agency crash investigation team is on the way to the area.