RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Washoe County Sheriff's Office is investigating the cause of a single car crash on Welcome Way yesterday around 4pm that killed a 20-year-old male.
The decedent has been positively identified as 20-year-old Reno resident, Randall Mercado.
The Sheriff's M.A.I.T. investigators say that speed is a contributing factor in Mercado's fatal accident. The cause of death has not been determined pending toxicology. The Medical Examiner's Office will provide M.A.I.T. investigator's with the final results upon completion.
M.A.I.T. personnel say that Mercado was driving a red-colored 2001 Isuzu SUV at a high rate of speed north bound on Welcome Way when he collided with a large boulder. Due to the velocity, Mercado's SUV traveled into the backyard of a residence located on Tucumcari Circle, no persons at this residence were injured.
Anyone with information on this accident is urged to contact the Sheriff's M.A.I.T. office at 775-328-3350.