Police seek information on hit-and-run crash, driver
On Tuesday, Dec. 7, at approximately 5:35 p.m., troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol were dispatched to a vehicle collision on U.S. 395 at the intersection with Buckeye Road in Douglas County. Two vehicles were stopped in the left northbound travel lane for a red traffic signal light when a silver Chevrolet or Dodge pickup failed to slow and stop safely for the stopped vehicles.
The driver of the pickup, reported by those involved in the collision as a lone female, struck the rear of a green 1996 Chevrolet Geo driven by 53-year-old Cynthia G. Silva of Carson City. The force of that collision forced the Geo into the vehicle ahead of her, a 1991 white BMW sedan driven by 59-year-old Robert K. Peaslee of Gardnerville. Silva received minor injuries from the collision and was treated and release at the scene while Peaslee was not injured.
The female hit-and-run driver backed her truck up and immediately fled the scene. Troopers were provided a partial description of the Nevada license plate with the following characters: 711 W_ _.
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or who can provide additional information, is encouraged to contact Trooper Brad Smith at the NHP Carson City substation, (775) 687-7380 or the Department of Public Safety-Communications Center, (775) 687-0404 regarding case NHP-1012071517.