CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) - The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a car-versus-pedestrian crash that left one woman dead.
Troopers say the driver of a white van was headed south on Fairview Drive approaching the intersection with Gordon Street in the slow lane.
46-year-old Milissa Victorino of Carson City was walking westbound in the marked crosswalk at Fairview Drive and Gordon Street. She was hit by the van and taken to a hospital, where she died of injuries sustained in the crash.
Because of the seriousness of the crash, the Highway Patrol's major accident investigation team took over the investigation from Carson City. Investigators say it's not clear whether the driver or victim were impaired.
Sergeant Dave Cox of the Nevada Highway Patrol’s Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team (MIRT) is investigating. Anyone who witnessed the crash or may have information about it is encouraged to contact him at (775) 688-2500 or firstname.lastname@example.org regarding case number NHP-160300178.
The Sheriff’s Office reports this is the second fatal accident in the same area this year. January 27, a pedestrian was struck by a hit-and-run driver at Brown Street and Highway 50, just two blocks away. That victim died at Renown Medical Center in Reno, and the driver was later identified. This is also an area where extensive enforcement activities have taken place in the last year, to include pedestrian crosswalk enforcement operations.
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office reminds pedestrians to constantly be aware of vehicle traffic while crossing the streets, especially at night. While you may have the right-of-way in the crosswalk, there are no guarantees that the driver of a vehicle sees you crossing.