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March 27, 2014
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Woman in Saturday crash in Carson City dies from injuries

A South Lake Tahoe woman who was a passenger on a speeding motorcycle that crashed into a pickup Saturday night in Carson City has died of her injuries, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Audrey G. Rugamas, 21, and motorcycle driver Andrey L. Gallegos, 20, of Sparks were hospitalized in critical condition at Renown Regional Medical Center after the high-speed crash at Fairview Drive and Roop Street, a busy Carson City intersection. Rugamas was taken off life support on Wednesday, the NHP said.

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong has said Gallegos, who remains in critical condition, was spotted speeding multiple times Saturday night. Both Rugamas and Gallegos were thrown from the motorcycle, which was totally demolished in the accident.

The driver of the pickup, Donald McKean, 60, of Gardnerville, was not hurt. Trooper Chris Kelly of the NHP Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating. Anyone with video or information is asked to call NHP at 775-689-4661.


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Mar 27, 2014 11:00PM Published Mar 28, 2014 07:44AM Copyright 2014 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.