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March 11, 2014
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Family requests info on hit-and-run death

The family of a Carson City man struck and killed by a vehicle on Highway 50 in Stateline last August is asking for help in locating the driver who fled the scene.

According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, Cody J. Dobson, 31, was walking on the highway or may have stumbled from the adjacent sidewalk just east of MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa when he was hit by a truck at about 3:13 a.m. Aug. 10.

Witnesses reported the truck was either a dark blue or dark green full-size Dodge crew cab pickup, adding that its lower portion was accented with silver or gray paint, according to NHP.

Dobson was taken to Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe, then airlifted to Renown Medical Center in Reno. He died from his injuries on Aug. 23.

“The Dobson family is pleading for anyone who may have any information about the accident leading to the death of their beloved son, brother and father to come forward,” the family said in a statement released by NHP.

“We would also like to thank those who stopped that night to help and those who have provided invaluable information. We are grateful for the amount of time and effort that has gone into this investigation and hope daily for answers that may bring closure and peace.”

Trooper Doug Hildebrand of the Major Accident Investigation Team investigated the incident and exhausted all leads. His report was completed last November.

Anyone with information is asked to call Secret Witness at 775-782-7463 or contact Trooper Hildebrand at 775-689-4623 or by email at dhildebrand@dps.state.nv.us.


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