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NHP to recognize Fernley girl as hero

An 8-year-old Fernley girl is being hailed as a hero for rescuing her sister in a traffic accident west of Fallon last month. The Nevada Highway Patrol will recognize Rylee Sweetser during a ceremony today at East Valley Elementary School. The NHP said her determination to save her family “outweighed her own fear.” Sweetser, her brother and sister were passengers in an SUV driven by their mother, Jamie Sweetser, that was struck Aug. 14 by another vehicle on U.S. Highway 50 at the Sheckler Cut-off. The SUV rolled onto its roof and the mother crawled out a side window but …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Sep 27, 2013 07:43AM Published Sep 27, 2013 07:43AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.