Motorcyclist dies in crash on Highway 50 |

Motorcyclist dies in crash on Highway 50

This Nissan Versa was driven by Washington resident Alma J. Jaramillo-Garcia, 31.
Courtesy NHP |

Saturday evening at approximately 8 p.m., Troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) were dispatched to a vehicle versus a motorcycle that occurred on Highway 50 near Martin Drive in Zephyr Cove, Nev.

The preliminary crash investigation details indicate a 2015 silver Nissan Versa driven by Alma J. Jaramillo-Garcia, 31, of Moxee Wash., was traveling eastbound on Highway 50 in the left lane. For unknown reasons Jaramillo-Garcia failed to maintain her travel lane and drifted into the westbound lanes. At the same time a 2015 blue Harley-Davidson motorcycle ridden by Amber R. Hallmark , 53, of Antioch was traveling westbound on Highway 50 in the left travel lane. Jaramillo-Garcia’s Nissan struck the motorcycle in the westbound left lane with its left front. The collision ejected Hallmark from her motorcycle. Hallmark and her motorcycle traveled approximately 75 feet before coming to rest on the north paved shoulder. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Hallmark was wearing a safety helmet at the time of the collision.

Jaramillo-Garcia stopped her vehicle after the collision and complied with law enforcement officials on scene. Jaramillo-Garcia was transported to Barton Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. Inattention and/or Impairment is being investigated as a contributing factor is this fatal crash.

The westbound lanes were shut down with traffic control directed by NDOT for several hours during the investigatation. This area of Highway 50 is two lanes in each direction with a no passing double-yellow line separating. The speed limit is 45 mph with no roadway lighting in this area.

Trooper Chris Kelly of the Nevada Highway Patrol’s Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team is investigating this incident. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have information related to this incident is encouraged to reach out to him at (775) 684-4661 or regarding case number NHP-150601169.

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