October 23, 2014
Authorities say one teenager is dead and another is in custody after a four-wheeling accident on a dry lake bed north of Fernley.
According to the Washoe County sheriff's office, a 17-year-old boy who has a learner's permit took his uncle's SUV without permission to go four-wheeling Monday night with six other youths ranging in age from 14 to 20.
Investigators said the driver admitted using marijuana before the accident.
He was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence causing death.
Five people were in the cab and two were in the rear bed when the driver lost control of the vehicle.
A 14-year-old boy in the rear was ejected and run over.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.
The others were treated for non-life threatening injuries.