Zephyr Cove man dies following Kingsbury crash | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Zephyr Cove man dies following Kingsbury crash

The vehicle involved in a Monday crash on Kingsbury Grade is shown.
Nevada Highway Patrol | Provided

A single-vehicle crash Monday afternoon killed a Zephyr Cove man on Kingsbury Grade.

Around 2:44 p.m. Monday, troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol were dispatched to a report of a crash on State Route 207/Kingsbury Grade near Katherine Drive in Stateline, according to a Wednesday press release from the agency.

“The preliminary collision investigation details indicate that a white 2008 Ford Ranger pickup driven by a 93 year old male from Zephyr Cove, was traveling westbound on SR207,” according to the release. “For unknown reasons, the pickup drifted off the right side roadway edge through a dirt right of way area and struck a tree with the pickup’s front.”

The driver was transported to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno where he died.

The man was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision and impairment does not appear to be a contributing factor.

The Nevada Highway Patrol is withholding the driver’s name until next of kin is notified.

Kingsbury Grade remained open in both directions while the crash scene was investigated. The area of Kingsbury Grade where the crash happened is one lane in each direction with a no-passing double yellow line separating the travel lanes. The speed limit is 35 mph.

Trooper H. Shook of the Nevada Highway Patrol’s Incline substation is investigating the crash. The Nevada Highway Patrol asks anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have information related to this incident to call 775-831-2416 or email hshook@dps.state.nv.us regarding case number NHP-150701840.

Editor’s note: This story has been changed to correct the number of lanes in the area of the crash.

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