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August 15, 2012
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Injured identified in fatal Dayton accident

Three of the injured in Tuesday morning's fatal pickup crash on Highway 50 east of Dayton have been identified by the Nevada Highway Patrol.

The driver of a Dodge pickup involved in the fiery accident was identified as Dayton resident 19-year-old Daniel Holley, who was taken to the University of California, Davis Medical Center with severe burns from the crash.

The injured occupants of a Ford pickup that was struck by the trailer being towed by the Dodge after the head-on accident were identified as Holley's father, 47-year-old Robert L. Holley of Dayton, and his sister 9-year-old Anna Holley.

Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Chuck Allen said the names of the four people who were killed in the accident won't be released until the Washoe County Medical Examiner's Office positively confirms their identity. This process may not be completed until Friday.

Three occupants of a GMC pickup towing a flatbed trailer with a electric scissor lift were killed in the accident that occurred 10 miles east of Dayton on Highway 50. One occupant of Holley's Dodge was killed.

The Holleys were transporting 14 head of cattle to the Fallon Livestock Exchange. They've operated Holley Family Farms in Dayton since 1970.

Fellow farmers have started a donation account to help them with Wells Fargo Bank. The Holley Family Farms Donation Fund account No. is 815083344. There is also a paypal account at

The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the accident.

Trooper Doug Hildebrand of the Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the accident. Witnesses to the event are encouraged to call him at (775) 689-4623 regarding case number NHP-120814458.

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The Record Courier Updated Aug 15, 2012 05:52PM Published Aug 15, 2012 01:47PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.