Deadly Crash on Red Rock Road and Highway 395

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Updated: 12/14/2012 9:08 pm
Nevada Highway Patrol says that last night at around 9:30pm, troopers were dispatched to a single-vehicle crash on Highway 395 just south of the Red Rock interchange.

The preliminary crash investigation details indicate that a burgundy 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser was traveling northbound on the freeway at a very high rate speed. The driver and sole occupant of the SUV, 34-year-old Kariann J. Beechler of Reno, utilized the right paved shoulder to pass a commercial motor vehicle that was traveling in the right travel lane while another vehicle was in the left lane traveling slightly ahead of the big-rig.

Troopers say the SUV departed the right edge of the pavement when the female driver over-corrected her vehicle's steering to the left. The vehicle then traveled across both northbound lanes and rolled over multiple times ejecting her in the event. Beechler sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene. No other vehicles were struck in the event, according to Nevada Highway Patrol. Both lanes of north and southbound Highway 395 were closed for about four hours while troopers completed their on-scene portion of the crash investigation. Investigators will have to wait for the results of the toxicology report to see if alcohol was an additional contributing factor to this crash.





Reno, Nev. (KRNV & - One Reno woman is dead after she was ejected from her Toyota SUV on Red Rock Blvd. and U.S. Highway 395 Thursday December 13, 2012. Troopers say around 9:30pm the 34 year old was driving North when she lost control, over-corrected and her car flipped over into the median.
One lane on each side of the highway was shut down for about 4 hours. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

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tflavion - 12/20/2012 8:50 PM
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Maddyo-your a disgusting human being. To say "one less bad driver" & having the roads clear is worth a life is despicable. I hope you never have to have the feeling of losing someone close to you due to a bad call or wrong move. People like you make me sick. Is there no more compassion in this world? Is a clear commute more important than life? You are pathetic!

Daddyooo - 12/14/2012 1:21 PM
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My wife was there maybe just mins after the first op got there and she wasn't stuck for hours.... she was maybe 20 min late tops... Yes the lady clearly was at fault but stop acting like a spoiled brat and think maybe some kids and other family members don't have her anymore....

maddyo says so - 12/14/2012 11:58 AM
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who really knows what this obvious bad driver was thinking of doing other than crash her car and ultimately do herself. One less bad driver on our roadways to deal with. Sorry, just keeping it real. She literally F ed up the freeway in both directions for hours thank you very much while I communted home from down south. Yep, another one bites the dust...six feet under.

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