One killed, 2 hurt in crash at Stephanie Way, Hwy. 395
December 21, 2006
MINDEN – A man was killed and two people injured Thursday afternoon in an accident at Stephanie Way and Highway 395.
James Price, 64, of Minden, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 2:23 p.m. accident.
According to Trooper Chuck Allen, Price was westbound on Stephanie Way in a 1993 Buick sedan when he failed to stop at the stop sign and pulled into the path of a northbound 1994 Ford Thunderbird driven by Christopher McIntyre, 24, of Carson City.
Price’s wife, Ellen, 59, was flown by helicopter to Renown Regional Medical Center, and McIntyre, who had to be cut from the wreckage, was also flown to Reno with a possible broken leg. Both are listed in stable condition.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this accident.
Traffic was slow moving until the scene was cleared at 4:30 p.m.
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This was the second fatal crash on Highway 395 in 10 days.
On Dec. 12, Marvin Kirk, 75, and his wife Pauline, 82, of Minden, died in a three-car accident near the Highway 88 intersection.
The Stephanie Way intersection was the scene of a fatal accident in July 2005 that claimed the life of 17-year-old Bridget Chambers.
The Nevada Department of Transportation is in the process of installing a signal at Highway 395 and Stephanie Way after 6,000 people signed petitions saying the intersection was unsafe.
The light should be installed within three weeks, said Sgt. Mark Clark.