Woman arrested on charge of D.U.I after fatal crash with moped

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Updated: 5/20/2014 8:54 am
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) --  Officers from the Reno Police Department responded to Mae Anne & McCarran on a report of an injury accident at about 1:42 a.m.

Upon arrival officers observed the driver of a moped laying unconscious in the roadway. According to initial reports, the driver of the moped was traveling westbound on Mae Anne when he failed to stop for a red light at McCarran. As the moped entered the intersection it was struck by a Dodge truck that was traveling southbound on McCarran.

The driver of the moped was transported to Renown Medical Facility where he succumbed to his injuries. Both alcohol and drugs appear to be factors in this collision. The driver of the Dodge truck has been cooperative during the investigation and has been arrested and booked into the Washoe County Jail on a charge of D.U.I, drugs. The name of the deceased is not being released at this time.

This accident is currently being investigated by Detectives from the Reno Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team. Anyone having information relating to this accident should contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2115, Secret Witness at 322-4900 or text tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword - SW.

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Kramer - 5/21/2014 4:52 PM
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'is it safe' to point out that the phrase 'laying' in the street is incorrect grammar (I remember from 5th grade) not in NVschools i gess

jvlreno - 5/21/2014 4:39 PM
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DUI drugs....could it be pot?

Old Parnell - 5/21/2014 11:00 AM
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I got a ticket from RPD (fought and won) for straying in the bike lane while riding my 49cc scooter. I wear a full face helmet, but do not carry registration nor insurance. Aerodynamics and horsepower limit my speed to 35 mph, therefore I stay off streets that are 45 mph+ (e.g. McCarran). Like bicycles, red lights are a challenge due to the sensors? in the street not activating. With gas now permanently at $4 / gallon, we have to be creative when it comes to using resources, trouble is Reno is not quite ready for this. Everyday brings a close call and an adventure, but like a bicycle I try my best to be courteous on the road, as physics is not on my side.

Kramer - 5/20/2014 12:36 PM
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these mopeds are a "loophole" as to safety (helmet) and insurance, license, etc. They should at least stay in the bike lane (which unfortunately many vehicle drivers use for 'cornering').

heidinreno - 5/20/2014 8:06 AM
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Its sad someone lost there life. But so many people run this light all the time. I have called and reported to the police department. Every time I am at this light people are running the red light.

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