10-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Thrown From SUV

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

DOUGLAS COUNTY, NV - A 10-year-old boy was thrown from an SUV and killed following a rollover on US 395 in Douglas County.

The fatal accident happened around 4:32 p.m. Thursday, when troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol were dispatched to a single-vehicle rollover approximately 8 miles south of Carson City.

A Silver Ford Explorer driven by Maria Vargas was heading southbound on US 395 just north of Airport Road when she lost control of the SUV, causing it to roll.

Felix Vargas, 10, was ejected from the vehicle and sustained serious injuries. He was transported to Renown Regional Medical Center by Care Flight, and died from his injuries several hours later.

The driver of the SUV was transported via Care Flight to Renown Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

There were a total of eight people in the Explorer, including two others who were transported to Carson Tahoe Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Everyone else in the Explorer was treated at the accident scene.

No details have been released as to how the driver lost control of the truck or additional identities of passengers in the Explorer.

Witnesses to the event or anyone with additional information are encouraged to call the Department of Public Safety-Communications Center at (775) 687-0400 regarding case # NHP 1107141653.

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