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August 13, 2014
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No identification in Sunday fatal pedestrian accident

The identity of a pedestrian killed on Highway 395 near Double Spring Flat late Sunday night was not available at press time on Thursday.

Nevada Highway Patrol troopers responded to a 10:45 p.m. report that a pedestrian standing in the southbound lane of the highway was hit by a pickup. The pedestrian was thrown into the northbound lanes where he was struck by two northbound Douglas County sheriff’s patrol cars.

Witnesses or anyone else with more information are asked to contact Trooper Chris Kelly at (775) 689-4661 or ckelly@dps.state.nv.us regarding case No. NHP-140801011.

In an unrelated accident, a 63-year-old California man was injured in an early morning accident on Tuesday just south of the Topaz Lake agricultural inspection station.

Daniel Altshuler, 63, of Encino, was found standing next to his 2011 Nissan Altima after rescuers responded to the 1:50 a.m. call.

Altshuler was southbound on Highway 395 when he ran into a guardrail on the west side of the highway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

He couldn’t tell officers what happened, and there were no witnesses. He was transported by Mono County’s Medic One to Holbrook Junction, where he was flown to Renown Regional Medical Center where he was treated for major injuries. This collision remains under investigation. In addition to the highway patrol and Mono County Paramedic Fire-Rescue, the Antelope Valley Fire Department responded to the accident.


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The Record Courier Updated Aug 14, 2014 05:38PM Published Aug 13, 2014 07:17AM Copyright 2014 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.