Nevada Appeal Staff Report

Washoe Valley girl dies after crash

A Washoe Valley girl died Friday from injuries sustained during a crash Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 395 through Pleasant Valley near Ames Lane.

Heather Brown, 17, was driving a 2003 Dodge sedan when she drove to the left, crossing the center lane and other two lanes before he car struck a tree and then rolled through a right-of-way fence before stopping on its roof, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Brown was transported to the Reno hospital by helicopter where she was declared brain dead Wednesday afternoon. The accident closed the northbound lanes for five hours. The NHP is encouraging anyone with information on the crash to contact the trooper investigating it at 775-689-4623 regarding case NHP-130423030.

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The Nevada Appeal Updated May 14, 2013 01:40PM Published Apr 27, 2013 02:10AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.