Pedestrian Killed After Being Hit By Multiple Vehicles

Douglas County accident/photo courtesy NHP
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GARDNERVILLE, NV - A pedestrian is dead after an accident in which the person was struck by multiple vehicles Sunday in Gardnerville about 10:45 pm Sunday.

The accident occurred on US 395 at Douglas Co. mile marker 6 in the area of Spring Valley Dr.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates an unidentified white male adult was standing in the southbound travel lane of US 395 when he was struck by a pickup that was traveling southbound.

After being struck the male was thrown into the northbound travel lane of US 395. The driver of the pickup truck pulled over after the accident.

At that time two Douglas County Sheriff’s patrol vehicles that were on duty were traveling northbound in the same area and did not see the pedestrian and both struck him in the northbound travel lane.

The male pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

The drivers’ of the all the vehicles involved are cooperating with law enforcement during their investigation. Alcohol or any other means of impairment are not a factor for the cause of the accident.

NHP says the drivers who were involved with the accident are cooperating with investigators.

The victim's name is being withheld until family is notified.

The accident is still under investigation and no names are being release at this time until next of the kin for the deceased has been notified and the investigation is completed.