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Two suspects arrested in fatal bicycle collision

Irma Arellano-Arroyo and Irma Arellano-Arroyo.
Irma Arellano-Arroyo and Irma Arellano-Arroyo.(Nevada Department of Public Safety)
Published: Jun. 19, 2021 at 9:48 AM PDT|Updated: Sep. 16, 2021 at 2:36 PM PDT
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CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) - SEPT. 16 UPDATE: The Nevada Department of Public Safety has arrested two people after a two-and-a-half month investigation into a fatal bicycle collision on US-395A in the Washoe Valley.

The DPS says a 2015 Ford Edge was traveling southbound, crossed the double yellow line and hit the bicyclist. Boryana Straubel, 38, of Washoe Valley died at the scene.

The two occupants of the Ford remained on scene. Investigators say Irma Arellano-Arroyo told troopers she was driving the car and Guadalupe Garcia-Davalos reportedly told troopers he was asleep in the front passenger seat at the time.

The NHP’s Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team (MIRT) developed information that raised concerns about the case. As a result of the investigation, detectives believe Arellano-Arroyo and Garcia-Davalos lied to the troopers.

  • Reckless driving; where the driver is proximate cause of collision with a pedestrian or a person riding a bicycle (Felony)
  • Failure to report; false report (Gross Misdemeanor)
  • Driving on the Right Half of the Highway Required
  • Due Care to Avoid a Bicycle
  • Obstructing a Public Officer
  • Driving Without A Valid License
  • Resisting a Public Officer
  • Conspiracy (Gross Misdemeanor)

Arellano-Arroyo is under arrest for Failure to Report (Gross Misdemeanor) and Conspiracy (Gross Misdemeanor).

Garcia-Davalos was arrested for Reckless driving; where the driver is proximate cause of collision with a pedestrian or a person riding a bicycle (Felony), Failure to report; false report (Gross Misdemeanor), Driving on the Right Half of the Highway Required, Due Care to Avoid a Bicycle, Obstructing a Public Officer, Driving Without A Valid License, Resisting a Public Officer, and Conspiracy (Gross Misdemeanor).

Both were booked into the Washoe County Detention Facility.

A bicyclist was killed while riding along US 395A in Washoe Valley on June 19, 2021.
A bicyclist was killed while riding along US 395A in Washoe Valley on June 19, 2021.(Nevada Highway Patrol)

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