Man charged with DUI in fatal wrong-way crash in Minden

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Published: Apr. 27, 2022 at 12:29 PM PDT|Updated: May. 10, 2022 at 10:12 AM PDT
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MINDEN, Nev. (KOLO) - A 26-year-old man is facing charges in connection with a wrong-way crash that left a Gardnerville woman dead.

Matthew Premo, 26, of Carson City has been booked into the Douglas County Jail. He is charged with DUI causing death and DUI causing substantial harm in the April 23 crash on U.S. 395 and Airport Road.

Nevada State Police said Premo was driving a silver 2020 Ford F-150 pickup the wrong way in the southbound lane and crashed head on into a 2017 Hyundai Accent.

The driver of the Accent, 22-year-old Fallon Montanucci, died at the scene, troopers said.

A passenger in Montanucci’s car had to be rescued and was taken by Care Flight to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Premo was also taken by Care Flight to a hospital.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to send an email to and reference case #220401626.

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