Slushy roads in the early morning contributed to a rollover accident at the Oaks Springs Summit on U.S. 93 Monday morning.
Nevada Highway Patrol reported a Caliente woman, name not given, and her infant son were traveling southbound over the summit about 7:30 a.m.when the encountered snow and slush on the highway from the overnight snowfall.
The driver applied brakes to the Ford Expedition utility vehicle, but lost control and the Ford spun counterclockwise on the highway, off on the right side of the road and furrowed into the hillside where it rolled onto the right side.
Both occupants were wearing seat belts with the infant being secured in a child car seat. NHP said there were no injuries, but child was taken by Meadow Valley Ambulance to Grover C. Dils Medical Center Hospital as a precaution. Sgt. Guy Davis said the seat belts prevented what could have been more serious injury.
Other motorists on the scene helped get the mother and child out of the vehicle and called 911.