DOUGLAS COUNTY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Two separate deadly crashes resulting in 4 deaths were investigated over the weekend on US 395 in Douglas County US 395 and Leviathan Mine Road and US 395 at Lucerne Street.
Saturday night, Sept. 15, at approximately 11:45 p.m., troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol were dispatched to US 395 and Leviathan Mine Road for a head on collision. The preliminary investigation indicates a 2007 Red Nissan Frontier Pickup was traveling northbound on US 395 and crossed the center line, entering the southbound travel lane and striking a 1995 Red Geo Metro head on. The driver of the 2007 Nissan, a 21-year-old male from Reno, died from his injuries. The driver of the Geo Metro, a 66-year-old male from Yerington, and an unidentified female passenger both died from their injuries as well.
The female occupant was not wearing her seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this incident.
The road was closed in both directions for approximately 5 hours. The names of all the victims won’t be released until the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office positively confirms the identity of all three victims and notifies the next of kin.
Yesterday morning at approximately 4:30am, troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol were dispatched to US 395 and Lucerne Street for a single vehicle collision. The preliminary investigation indicates a White 1991 Jeep Wrangler was traveling north on US 395 and attempted to make right hand turn onto Lucerne street. The driver lost control and overturned. The male driver was not wearing his seatbelt and was partially ejected and trapped under vehicle. He was transported to Carson Tahoe Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.
The road was closed for approximately 2 hours. The identity of the male driver will not be released until the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Officer positively confirms his identity.