Carson City woman suspected of DUI in fatal US 50 crash at Lake Tahoe |

Carson City woman suspected of DUI in fatal US 50 crash at Lake Tahoe

A crash on U.S. 50 Monday killed one person.
Courtesy Nevada Highway Patrol

A 40-year-old Carson City resident is suspected of driving under the influence when she crashed head-on into a minivan on U.S. 50 near Cave Rock Monday, killing one of the six occupants, according to Nevada Highway Patrol.

The Carson City woman was driving eastbound in a black 2015 Volkswagen Passat. She was traveling around a curve on U.S. 50 when she crossed over a double yellow line into westbound traffic.

The Passat crashed head-on into a black 2017 Chrysler minivan that was traveling westbound. NHP was first notified of the crash at approximately 4:39 p.m. Monday.

The right front passenger, Sranthon Bunnag, a 52-year-old woman visiting from Thailand, died as a result of her injuries.

The five other occupants in the minivan were all transported to Barton Memorial Hospital via ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Passat, who was the only person in the vehicle, was transported to a Reno hospital by ambulance with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to NHP. The woman, who was not identified, will be booked into the Douglas County jail for DUI and other related charges once she is released from the hospital.

Any witnesses or people with information regarding this collision are asked to contact trooper Jason Litchie of the Nevada Highway Patrol Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team (M.I.R.T.) at 775-687-9631 or

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