ELKO, Nev -- (KENV) – An Elko woman has died and her boyfriend has been jailed on suspicion of felony drunk driving after an apparent hunting accident in northern Elko County.
Elko County Undersheriff Clair Morris said 46-year-old Kelli Diane Cantrell was killed after being hit by a pickup truck driven by Jason Arnold Frazier, 38, of Elko. The accident happened Wednesday at about 7:30 pm in a remote area near the historic Winecup Ranch, 25 miles north of Wells. According to early reports, the pair was scoping elk and mule deer, both had hunting tags. The sheriff’s office impounded the vehicle, described as a full-size Dodge pickup, as an investigation is continuing.
Frazier is being held in the Elko County Jail on suspicion of felony DUI causing death with bail at $100,000. Authorities say the couple had been living together and both were employed at a local gold mine.