The driver who died after being ejected from his vehicle Saturday evening on state Route 160 was identified by the Nevada Highway Patrol Monday as 50-year-old William Daniel Taratko of Henderson.
The crash occurred east of mile marker 14 between Blue Diamond and Mountain Springs.
The incident occurred about 6:45 p.m. Taratko was traveling east when his 2001 Pontiac Firebird’s tires went off the south roadway edge.
The Highway Patrol said he over-corrected the steering to the left and his car rotated counter-clockwise across the centerline. The Firebird’s right side struck a guardrail and caused Taratko, who was not wearing a seat belt, to be ejected.
Taratko died at the scene.Contact reporter Antonio Planas at email@example.com or 702-383-4638.