One Killed in Suspected DUI-Related Collision on US 395

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GARDNERVILLE, NV - A Carson City man was killed Monday night after he drove into the path of another car on US 395.

It happened around 10:05 pm, troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol were dispatched to a car crash on US 395 near Riverview Drive in Douglas County, approximately 3 miles south of Gardnerville.

The preliminary crash investigation details indicate a blue 1995 Ford 4-door sedan, driven by a 31-year-old Carson City resident, was pulling out from the driveway of the 7-Eleven store near Riverview Drive and US 395. As he attempted to cross the southbound lane prior to turning left to go north, he proceeded into the direct path of a Mercury Mountaineer that was heading south on US 395. The front of the SUV struck the left side of the Ford causing both cars to become disabled on the highway blocking at least two travel lanes.

The SUV was driven by 36-year-old Jeremy T. Reineman of Fredericksburg, Virginia and he was the sole occupant of the vehicle. He was not injured in the collision.

The driver of the Ford sedan was taken to Carson Valley Medical Center in Gardnerville where he died from his injuries a short while later while preparing to be airlifted to Reno.

Meanwhile, the female passenger riding in the sedan was airlifted to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno by Care Flight. She was treated for her injuries and discharged from the hospital Tuesday morning.

Once NHP is certain family members of both occupants in the Ford have been notified, they will release their names.

Alcohol is suspected as a contributing factor in this tragedy.

Witnesses, or those with additional information, are encouraged to call (775) 689-4623 or at regarding case number NHP-130107791.