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Pedestrian lying in road killed

Nevada Appeal staff report

A pedestrian who was lying on the road was killed when a vehicle ran over him on Sunday night in Gardnerville, the Nevada Highway Patrol reported.

NHP troopers responded to US 395 near Industrial Way in Gardnerville at 8:05 p.m. for a serious injury crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. The preliminary investigation showed a white 1998 Toyota Sienna minivan was traveling northbound in the right lane on US395/Industrial Way.

For an unknown reason, a pedestrian was lying across the right lane of northbound US 395, NHP stated.

The driver of the Toyota van was unable to avoid the pedestrian and ran over him. The driver of the Toyota pulled over immediately, called 911, and waited for emergency responders to arrive on scene.

The pedestrian, Rosendo Ramirez Amaya, 54, of South Lake Tahoe, died. Trooper Doug Hildebrand of the Nevada Highway Patrol’s Multi-disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team is investigating the crash.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have any information related to the crash is encouraged to contact Hildebrand at 775-687-9617 regarding case No. 170901681.