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Update: Video released from crash that killed 2 Boise men after truck driver fell asleep at wheel

Dashcam footage shows semitrailer crash in Nevada that claimed two Boiseans’ lives

Two men were killed when a semitrailer struck their vehicle Wednesday, July 18, 50 miles north of Las Vegas. The men, Christopher Markley and Robert Jay Barnes, were both from Boise.
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Two men were killed when a semitrailer struck their vehicle Wednesday, July 18, 50 miles north of Las Vegas. The men, Christopher Markley and Robert Jay Barnes, were both from Boise.

Two Boise men were killed in a car crash early on July 18 in Nevada after a semitrailer filled with sand hit four other vehicles stopped at a construction zone.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office told the Idaho Statesman that Christopher Markley, 34, and Robert Jay Barnes, 50, both were killed.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the driver of the truck fell asleep at the wheel while on U.S. 93 about 50 miles north of Las Vegas. Markley and Barnes were stopped with the other vehicles when the driver of the semi reportedly woke up seconds before impact.

The two Boise residents were in a Toyota Yaris, according to the Nevada Department of Public Safety; both were ejected. Three other vehicles, including another semi, were hit as well.

The drivers of the two other vehicles were transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the Review-Journal said. The driver of the truck was taken in with minor injuries. It is unknown whether he will face charges, according to the Review-Journal.

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