Police: Renner was run over by his snowcat

Published: Jan. 1, 2023 at 11:16 PM PST
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Update on Jan 3.: In a press conference Tuesday at the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Darin Balaam said deputies responded to a call of a snowcat versus a pedestrian Sunday morning.

He went on to say that Renner was run over by the snowcat on Mt. Rose Highway, where three feet of snow had fallen.

Deputies responded to the area around 9:30 a.m., their response time hampered by the closure of the highway, abandoned vehicles, and the snow.

Renner was airlifted to a Reno area hospital around 10:00 a.m.

According to WCSO’s preliminary investigation, Renner’s car had become stuck in the snow near his home. Renner then went to get his snowcat to remove the car from the snow.

After freeing it, Renner got out to talk to a family member when the snowcat started to roll.

Sheriff Balaam said based on witness statements, Renner was run over by the large vehicle when he tried to stop it from rolling. Investigators say they do not believe Renner was impaired, calling it “a tragic accident.”

The snowcat has been impounded during the investigation.

Renner has already undergone two surgeries, his family said.

Original article: The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that actor Jeremy Renner was hospitalized following an incident in the area of the Mt. Rose Highway on Sunday morning. According to WCSO, deputies were responding to a call for a traumatic injury around 9:00 a.m.

Renner was identified as the injured person and deputies coordinated with Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District and REMSA Health to transport him via care flight to a local area hospital.

The Associated Press reports that Renner is being treated for serious injuries that happened while he was plowing snow, which is according to the actor’s representative. They also told AP that Renner is in critical, but stable condition.

Sheriff’s office officials say Mr. Renner was the only person involved in the incident.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Major Accident Investigation Team is currently looking into the circumstances of the incident.