Toddler Dies After 395 Wreck

By: Pat Thomas Email
By: Pat Thomas Email

RENO, NV - A three-year-old girl has died as a result of injuries sustained in a crash on Highway 395 at Golden Valley Tuesday morning, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Troopers were called about 8AM because of a multiple-vehicle accident blocking all southbound traffic.

According the the NHP, details so far indicate the driver of a white Mack cement truck was traveling south in the fast lane when he struck the rear of a dark Chevy passenger vehicle and pushed it forward into the guardrail, where it continued southbound. The Chevy then sideswiped a white Nissan passenger vehicle and stopped after colliding with a black Hummer. After the cement truck struck the Chevy, it struck a dark gold Ford SUV, which forced it forward to collide with a white Nissan SUV before all vehicles came to a stop.

Immediately after the initial accident, a second accident occurred when a red motorcycle rider was unable to stop in time and struck the rear of the cement truck. The motorcycle rider was not injured.

All passengers from the Ford SUV were transported to Renown. One of the passengers in the Ford was a toddler who was transported with a head injury. That three-year-old died Thursday night. Her name hasn't been released. The driver and the front passenger of the Ford were transported with non-life-threatening injuries to their heads and necks. The driver of the Chevy was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and the two occupants of the Hummer went to the hospital for precautionary procedures. The driver of the cement truck was not injured.

The southbound lanes were at least partially closed for about four hours after the crashes for investigation and cleanup.

Trooper Kevin Moore of the Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating. Witnesses or anyone with additional information are encouraged to contact him through the NHP Dispatch Center @ (775) 687-0400 or email at kmoore@dps.state.nv.us regarding case number NHP- 140402494.


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