Motorist Shoots Roadworker, Dies in Following Gunfire with Police

June 18, 2021 | Ed Bernstein
Motorist Shoots Roadworker, Dies in Following Gunfire with Police A Department of Transportation worker was shot and wounded and his assailant was killed after a highway patrol chase and gunfire on June 16th in northern Nevada. According to police, the road paving crew member was shot around 10 a.m. in a S.R. 278 construction zone just south of the mining town of Carlin, Nevada. A trooper then chased the suspected shooter in a white Dodge cargo van south toward Eureka. The roadworker was flown by medical helicopter to a hospital where he was said to be in stable condition.  Troopers used spike strips to disable the van, then the driver exchanged gunfire with police before he was wounded and eventually arrested about three hours later.  The man passed away in the ambulance on his way to Eureka, according to authorities. The remote stretch of highway remained closed for hours on the 16th in order for authorities to conduct an investigation.    “Car accidents are on the rise in the Las Vegas area. At Edward M Bernstein and Associates, we take these accidents seriously. If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident, we can help you. Call 702-996-3917. Note: These posts are created using publicly available (secondary) sources. The information has not been independently verified. If you see any information that should be corrected, please bring it to our attention, and we will make adjustments. The photos included in these posts do not represent the actual accident scene.”


Ed Bernstein

Edward M. Bernstein, Esq. is the owner and founding partner of Edward M. Bernstein & Associates, and one of the most recognizable figures in Nevada. Ed is one of state’s premier personal injury attorneys and has hosted The Ed Bernstein Show for over 31 years. He has served the Las Vegas community for decades with dozens of community appointments and terms of service. In the year 2000, he was Nevada’s Democratic nominee for the United States Senate.

Ed received his B.A. from Long Island University in 1971 and his J.D. from Widener University in 1975. Since then, Ed’s professional accolades include numerous publications, honors and awards, court appointments, and has been named one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.