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4 die in Nevada highway accidents

Two accidents in two days along Nevada highways took the lives of four people, including two Gardnerville women.

A woman died Saturday at 2 p.m. when the truck she was riding in on State Route 477 near Nixon rolled over and she was ejected. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Her identity is being withheld until next of kin can be notified.

She was a passenger in a Ford pickup driven by Donald L. Rosevear, 70, of Reno. He was taken to Washoe Medical Center in Reno by Care Flight for serious injuries.

Rosevear was going south on the highway when he lost control while negotiating a curve, according to a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper. The pickup then rolled over.

Neither occupant was wearing a seat belt, investigators said.

Troopers are investigating if alcohol was a factor in the accident. Results won’t be available for several weeks.

Three people died in a three-car collision on Friday on U.S. 395 south of Carson City at 3:30 p.m.

John William Veader, 26, of Moundhouse was driving a 1989 Ford pickup north on the highway just south of Mica Drive when his vehicle veered left, through the dirt median and into the southbound lanes, according to troopers.

Veader’s vehicle struck the left side of a southbound gold 2002 Audi four-door driven by Michele Campbell, 39, of Gardnerville. The pickup then collided with another southbound vehicle, a maroon 1999 Buickfour-door driven by Jessica Ann Gomes, 45, of Gardnerville.

Campbell and Gomes were pronounced dead at the scene. Veader was pronounced dead at Washoe Medical Center at about 4:45 p.m.

NHP said all drivers were wearing their seat belts.

It is unknown if alcohol was a factor in the accident. Toxicology results are pending the completion of the autopsy.

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