Two Die in Traffic Accidents

One woman is dead in Cold Springs after being hit by a truck on Saturday Night.

Washoe County Deputies say the unidentified woman was walking near the Village Parkway area about seven this evening when a Chevy Pickup Truck ran her over.

Deputies say there is no evidence at this time that alcohol or drugs were the cause of this fatality. Instead they say it's what can happen on a dark night, with no street lights.

The woman was pronounced dead on the scene, no names have been released yet.

About a half mile of the roadway was shut down for a couple of hours for the investigation.

In a separate accident earlier on Saturday, another fatality occurred in downtown Reno after a man careened his car into a building.

Reno Police say the car was traveling south bound on Lake Street when his car crashed into the side of a building at about four this afternoon. The building houses a popular restaurant La Famiglia.

Police say the man died at the scene, his female passenger survived and was taken to Washoe Medical Center.

An icy road may have played a role in the accident. Police say the passenger was wearing a seat belt, the driver was not.

Names have not yet been released.

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