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December 21, 2012
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Eight killed on Douglas roads during 2012

Four of the people killed in 2012's fatal crashes died on Highway 395 during the same night.

Figures released by the Nevada Highway Patrol list six fatal accidents in Douglas County that resulted in eight deaths, a decrease of four over 2011.

Four people were killed in two alcohol-related crashes, including three killed in a Sept. 15 head-on in the Pine Nut Mountains.

• 2012 was 44 minutes old when Walnut Creek resident Alex M. Moore, 21, was hit by a California Highway Patrol vehicle as he was walking in the eastbound lanes of Highway 50.

• A South Lake Tahoe woman was killed on Labor Day in a Highway 50 accident near Logan Creek. Jennifer Lyrea Leonard, 50, was thrown from the back of a motorcycle.

• James Walter Harvey, 66 of Yerington, Brenda Stringham, 50, of Gardnerville, and Matthew Travis Walburg, 21, of Reno were killed 11:54 p.m. Sept. 15 on Highway 395 in the Pine Nut Mountains.

• About five hours later, at 4:38 a.m. Sept. 16, Indian Hills resident Rafael Silva-Olivas, 43, tipped over his Jeep Wrangler and was thrown from the vehicle.

• Gardnerville resident Lynette Lucille Cieri, 63, was killed on Oct. 6 when she failed to negotiate the jog in Mottsville Lane and was thrown from her vehicle.

• Douglas High School graduate Daniel Palmer was killed when his dune buggy ran head-on into a pickup on Sunrise Pass Road near Juniper Valley on Thanksgiving Day.


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Dec 21, 2012 01:32PM Published Dec 21, 2012 01:31PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.