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NHP: Driver who hit pedestrians in Fallon crosswalk, ran red light

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Published: Apr. 11, 2021 at 12:43 PM PDT|Updated: Apr. 12, 2021 at 5:17 PM PDT
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FALLON, Nev. (KOLO) - The Nevada Highway Patrol said a Silver Springs man who hit two pedestrians in a crosswalk in Fallon Friday, killing one of them, ran a red light.

It happened around 7:15 p.m. on April 9, 2021 on U.S. 50 near Whittaker Lane.

NHP said the man accused of hitting them was driving a Ford pickup with a trailer.

The woman who died was identified as 80-year-old Anita Assam of Palm Desert, Calif.

A man from British Columbia who was crossing with her was taken to a hospital with substantial injuries to his lower extremities and his head.

The crash continues to be investigated by the Nevada Highway Patrol Northern Command West Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team (M.I.R.T.).

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