Woman hit by car near Sparks Marina has died

The scene of where a vehicle hit a pedestrian on Howard Drive in Sparks.
The scene of where a vehicle hit a pedestrian on Howard Drive in Sparks.(Kurt Schroeder/KOLO)
Published: Jul. 3, 2021 at 5:21 PM PDT|Updated: Jul. 30, 2021 at 4:06 PM PDT
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SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) - JULY 30 UPDATE: A woman injured while crossing Howard Drive near the Sparks Marina has died, the Sparks Police Department said.

Mary Catherine Wilson, 74, was struck by a vehicle July 3 and taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Wilson’s family said she has lived here all her life. She is the daughter of Walt and Miriam Wilson.

She was a graduate of the first class at Wooster High School in 1964 and attended the University of Nevada, Reno. Wilson worked at Washoe County as a purchasing officer until being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1984 and then ran the Sierra chapter of the Multiple Scleroses Society until she retired in 2004.

Her family is collecting memories of her at

Police said the case remains under investigation.

FRIDAY UPDATE: A woman who was hit by a car in Sparks last weekend remains in critical condition.

Sparks Police said 74-year-old Mary Wilson was hit Saturday, July 3, 2021 while crossing Howard Drive.

Officers determined that the driver of the vehicle was travelling southbound on Howard Drive towards Lincoln Way. Wilson had exited a business on the east side of the street and was crossing the road to a vehicle parked on the opposite side when she was hit.

The driver remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation. Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors.

The Sparks Police Department would like to speak with anyone who may have information regarding this incident or who may have witnessed the crash. You can remain anonymous by calling Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.

SUNDAY UPDATE: A pedestrian sustained serious injuries Saturday when she was hit by a vehicle while crossing Howard Drive north of the Sparks Marina, the Sparks Police Department said.

Police said early Sunday her medical condition was not known.

Police said the pedestrian, described only as female, walked out of a business and was crossing Howard Drive in the 400 block to reach a vehicle on the other side when a southbound vehicle hit her in the road at about 4:16 p.m. She was in the road when police arrived.

The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and cooperated with police. Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors, police said.

The investigation continues. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 775-353-2231.

ORIGINAL STORY: A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in the 400 block of Howard Drive near the Sparks Marina on Saturday afternoon.

The Sparks Police Department said the pedestrian was taken to the hospital with injuries police described as not life-threatening.

The accident happened around 4:18 p.m. It closed Howard Drive until about 4:55 p.m.

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