Police release name of woman killed in Midtown crash

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Reno Police have released the name of a 90-year-old passenger who died after a crash in Midtown. Joan Williams of Reno has been identified.

The scene of an accident on Vassar Street at Holcomb Avenuer. Photo by Mike Cooper/KOLO.

The intersection of Vassar Street and Holcomb Avenue was closed for several hours due to the two-vehicle crash, which happened December 8, 2017 at 2:51 p.m. Reno police say the driver of a Honda Civic was going west on Vassar Street and failed to stop at a red light, and hit a Toyota pickup headed south on Holcomb Avenue. The driver of the Honda was injured, as was Williams, a passenger in the Honda, sustaining a serious head injury. She died the next day in a hospital. The truck driver was not injured.

Police say it does not appear alcohol or other drugs were factors. Both drivers are cooperating with police.

The Major Accident Investigation Team is handling the case.