This section is between Reno and Sacramento on Highway 80. There are a few steep downhill sections (especially in the Westbound direction) that the loss of brakes could cause you to overspeed and then loose control. Those of you who have driven it a few times know where they are. Comments say it was a double fatality in the truck.
"I have marveled often at the thin line that divides success from failure and the sudden turn that leads from apparently certain disaster to comparative safety." Ernest Shackleton, Antarctic Explorer, Sea and Land, 1874-1922.