Car crashes through Incline Village house
INCLINE VILLAGE – A late-model Subaru Outback crashed through the front door of a Lakeshore Boulevard home late Friday afternoon.
The driver, Incline Village resident Beverly Dyess, had reportedly passed out before her car struck the home of Kjerstin Taylor at 901 Lakeshore Blvd.
No one was home at the time of the accident. Dyess was taken by CareFlight to Washoe Medical Center. Her condition is not life-threatening, according to a spokesman for the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office.
“We heard a big, loud noise,” said Janet Smith, a next-door neighbor. “We thought someone hit a bear or a deer.”
Dyess, 55, was traveling south on Juanita Drive at about 30 miles per hour. Her Subaru crossed Lakeshore and clipped a blue Volvo driven by Ed Butler. The car entered the yard at 901 Lakeshore and ran over few small trees.
It narrowly passed between two large trees and went right through the front door of the house. It squeezed between two rock walls before it flipped over inside the house, with Dyess still unconscious.
“It made a god-awful noise,” said David Smith, who lives nearby. “How she made it through those trees I don’t know.”
Deputies said neither drugs nor alcohol was a factor, but that she most likely passed out because of a medical condition.
“We didn’t see or hear anything until the sirens showed up,” said neighbor Julie Riva, who lives kitty-corner from the scene. “The people across the street heard the whole thing.”