- Associated Press - Thursday, December 19, 2019

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A 21-year-old woman has been arrested for driving under the influence in the death of a pedestrian who was struck by her car on Interstate 80 on the west edge of Reno.

Washoe County Jail records show Francene Irene Vasquez was being held without bail Thursday on charges of driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license. They don’t indicate if she has a lawyer.

She was arrested in connection with the accident on I-80 near the Boomtown casino at about 8:20 p.m. Wednesday. One of the westbound lanes was closed until about midnight.

KOLO-TV reports the Nevada Highway Patrol is still trying to figure out why the pedestrian was walking on the interstate. The victim’s name has not been released.

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