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District attorney to review Washoe Valley fatal next week

by F.T. Norton, Appeal Staff Writer

The Washoe County District Attorney is expected to review the completed investigation into a fatal Highway 395 accident in which a Carson City teen was struck by several cars last month.

“We’ll be handing over our investigation on Tuesday,” said Sgt. Dave Fischer of the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Nicole Lemmon, 18, was killed on Highway 395 in Washoe Valley about a mile north of the Bellevue Road overpass July 25. She allegedly argued with her friends and stepped from the car onto the highway.

Steven Conroy, a 49-year-old Carson City man, was driving the first car investigator’s have confirmed struck the teen as she stood in the right, southbound lane of the highway.

Fischer said it’s unknown how many cars struck Lemmon.

“We know of at least three,” he said.

Conroy was arrested following the 12:40 a.m. accident on suspicion of drunken driving.

According to a Reno Justice Court clerk, no documents have been filed in support of Conroy’s arrest.

Witnesses of the accident said they saw Lemmon’s friends leave the scene twice.

If they will be charged in the case remains to be seen.

“That’s something we’ll discuss with the DA,” Fischer said.