Two crashes leave four dead in Douglas Co.
September 16, 2012
Four people died between Saturday night and early Sunday morning in
Douglas County after one traffic accident left three dead and another accident left one other person dead.
Three people died when a 2007 Nissan Frontier crossed the
center line and drove head-on into a 1995 Geo Metro near Leviathan
Mine Road and U.S. Highway 395 at 11:57 p.m. Saturday night, according to Nevada Highway Patrol.
The driver of the Frontier, as well as the driver of the Geo and the
passenger in the Geo, who was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected.
The Frontier was “driving erratically,” according to witnesses, Nevada
Highway Patrol Trooper Barbara Stapleton said.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor, she said.
Highway 395 was closed for five hours, she said.
A second accident at 4:38 a.m. Sunday killed a person driving a white
1991 Jeep Wrangler. The driver attempted to turn right Lucerne St.,
hit the curb and possibly over corrected, and the Wrangler rolled
over, Stapleton said. The driver was not wearing a seat belt and as
the vehicle rolled, the driver was partially ejected.
The driver died from injuries at the Carson Valley Medical Center.