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Driver headed south on State Route 88 in Douglas County careened off the pavement and into a creek

 

Driver loses control and lands in the river. White car on other side of the river.

Fatal Crash on SR-88 near Douglas County Mile Marker 3

Saturday at approximately 4:03pm Troopers with the Nevada State Police and Highway Patrol Division responded to reports of a vehicle upside down in the river on State Route 88 near Douglas County mile marker 3 in Gardnerville.

Preliminary investigation indicates the driver of a white 2014 Ford Escape SUV was traveling south on the SR- 88 near Douglas County mile marker 3.  A black Hyundai Sonata was traveling south on SR-88 near Douglas County mile marker 3 in front of the Ford. The driver of the Ford applied brakes, causing it to skid and veer to the right. The front of the Ford struck the rear of the Hyundai. The Ford entered the dirt roadside, struck a fence, then vaulted into the west fork of the Carson River and overturned.

The driver of the Ford, Genie Kelly Baruh, a 62-year-old Markleeville, resident) was transported to an area hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

This crash is being investigated by the Highway Patrol Division’s Northern Command West Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team (M.I.R.T.) – Case #220501001.  If anyone has any information related to this crash, please send an email to ncwmirt@dps.state.nv.us and reference the case number.

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