Driver Dead After Crashing SUV Into Boulder ID'd

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RENO, NV - Washoe County sheriff's deputies tell KOLO 8 News Now a man is dead after crashing his SUV into a boulder in south Reno.

Fatal crash on Welcome Way in Reno/Courtesy Washoe County Sheriff's Office

They say it happened around 4PM Wednesday on Welcome Way, off Zolezzi Lane. Deputies say 20-year-old Randall Mercado of Reno was speeding and hit a boulder at the end of a dead-end road. The velocity then took him into the backyard of a home on Tucumcari Circle, where nobody was hurt.

Mercado was pronounced dead at the scene. Toxicology tests are being done to see if anything more than injuries from the crash contributed to his cause of death.


Fatal crash on Welcome Way in south Reno/Courtesy Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Fatal crash on Welcome Way in south Reno


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