July 29, 2014
ELKO, Nev. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies think a woman died of exposure to cold weather after her truck became stuck on a dirt road near Elko and she tried to walk back to town.
Elko County Sheriff Jim Pitts says a preliminary investigation shows the woman fell down a ravine as she tried to walk out after her truck became stuck Friday night.
He told the Elko Daily Free Press that deputies believe she got up and walked a bit more before laying down and dying of exposure.
A group of outdoor enthusiasts found her body Saturday morning.
The Elko-area woman's name wasn't immediately released.
Pitts says deputies continue to investigate the death but believe it's an accident at this time.
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