Weather may be factor in Cave Rock collision and Spooner Summit rollover
November 26, 2005
A collision near Cave Rock injured four people while those involved in a single-vehicle rollover on Spooner escaped injury Friday as winter weather began to roll into the area.
A Carson City woman was cited for misdemeanor failure to show due care and no valid driver’s license following a one-car rollover accident Friday morning on Highway 50 near Spooner Summit.
The accident occurred at 11:45 a.m. Friday on Highway 50 when a vehicle traveling west lost control, hit a curb and overturned before catching fire, according to Nevada Highway Patrol Sergeant Mark Clark.
“The pavement was wet and she just lost control and hit the curb,” said Clark.
The vehicle’s driver, Eva Estrada, 31, and the front passenger Karina Garcia, 24, were not injured in the accident.
About 4:45 p.m. on Highway 50 near Cave Rock an eastbound SUV driven by Kia Hanna, 20, of South Lake Tahoe, spun out of control into the path of a pickup driven by Terri Reynolds, 44, of Quincy.
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The driver and two passengers in the pickup, Anna Martha, 65, and William Reynolds, 53, were all transported to Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe with lacerations and fractures.
William Reynolds was transported later to Washoe Medical Center with multiple injuries and remains in intensive care as of Sunday. Terri Reynolds and Anna Martha remain in stable condition at Barton Memorial Hospital. Hanna was treated and released.
Alcohol or drugs and the weather may have contributed to the Cave Rock accident, which is under investigation, Clark said.
Anyone who witnessed the accident or has any information is urged to call NHP at (775) 688-2830.
– Tahoe Daily Tribune and Nevada Appeal