Retired Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Rose was seriously injured
Monday morning in a single vehicle rollover west of Fallon.
The accident happened shortly after 7:30 a.m. near the intersection of U.S.
Highway 50 and York Lane. Churchill County Sheriff deputies on the scene
said Rose was eastbound and apparently lost control of his Nissan
Pathfinder. Witnesses said the vehicle went airborne, rolled several times
and hit a “dead” power pole, one that is not hooked up with electrical
Two fire trucks from Fallon/Churchill Fire Department responded to the scene
and fire crews spent about 30 minutes trying to extricate Rose from the
Paramedics from Federal Fire Department at Naval Air Station Fallon assisted
Fallon firefighters and then transported Rose to Banner Churchill Community
Rose retired from the Nevada Supreme Court in 2006 after serving 18 years.
Rose also served as Nevada lieutenant atnt governor in the 1970s. Before
winning a seat on the bench, he was also an Eighth Judicial District Court