- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 19, 2017

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Highway Patrol says a pedestrian killed in a fatal crash on U.S. Highway 395 in Gardnerville over the weekend apparently was lying down in the roadway when he was run over by a minivan.

Trooper Dan Gordon identified the victim Tuesday as 54-year-old Rosendo Ramirez Amaya of South Lake Tahoe, California.

Gordon says investigators don’t know why Amaya was lying across the right northbound lane of the highway near Industrial Way.

He says the driver of a 1998 Toyota Sienna was unable to avoid him and traveled over the top of him at about 8 p.m. Sunday.

Gordon says the driver stopped immediately, called 911 and waited for emergency responders to arrive at the scene.

He says anyone with information should contact Trooper Doug Hildebrand in charge of the investigation at 775-687-9617 or [email protected]

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide