RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - One of seven teenagers injured in a rollover November 9 in Kings Canyon in Carson City died Sunday morning.
People gather for a vigil in Carson City after seven teenagers were hurt in a rollover crash. Photo by Gurajpal Sangha/KOLO.
Timothy Jones, 16, died November 26, 2017. He was a Carson High School student and the school has made grief counselors available to students.
Carson City School District Superintendent Richard Stokes issued this statement:
“Our hearts ache for all the families and individuals involved in the car accident in Kings Canyon. We learned yesterday from law enforcement that one of our students passed away. Throughout the day today, the administration at Carson High School has provided and will continue to provide, as needed this week, grief counseling and support for students and staff. As more is learned about a memorial service, we will pass that information along.”
Seven teens were in a sports utility vehicle when it rolled west of Kings Canyon Road near Longview Way in west Carson City. Five were not wearing seat belts.
The Nevada Highway Patrol reports a silver 2008 Dodge Nitro was going east on Kings Canyon Road when the driver lost control and it rolled. Two people were ejected and all seven were taken to a Reno hospital. As of Monday, two remained in the hospital.
Anyone who saw this or who may have any information about this crash is asked to contact NHP Sgt. Karen Garretson at 775-687-9618 or firstname.lastname@example.org about case #171100915.
The community has held vigils and fundraisers for the injured. A Go Fund Me page has raised $53,520 of its $55,000 goal to help the injured.