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Woman killed crossing Highway 50; one in custody


The pedestrian killed in Sunday night’s hit-and-run on Highway 50 East in Carson City was a 27-year-old woman.

The woman, whose identiy has not yet been released, was struck around 11 p.m. by a black 1999 Ford Explorer just east of Airport Road, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Shortly after, the vehicle was found at Pinecone and Amber streets in Dayton. The driver, Cynthia Ann Munroe, 48, was arrested.

Also in the car were 15-year-old boy, 14-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy. Monroe was taken to the Lyon County Sheriffs Office for a voluntary blood draw. She was later booked into the Carson City Jail for felony hit-and-run with death and driving with a suspended license.

Anyone with information should call (775) 689-4623.


Cynthia Ann Munroe, 48, was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run with substantial bodily harm after fatally striking woman Sunday night on Highway 50 East, according to Trooper Barb Stapleton, spokeswoman for the Nevada Highway Patrol.

The pedestrian was crossing the highway near Goodwill around 11 p.m. Sunday when she was struck by the 1999 Ford Explorer driven by Munroe, Stapleton said.

The pedestrian, who has not yet been identified, died from her injuries.

Munroe fled the scene but was arrested in Lyon County shortly after.

More details will be released as they become available.

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The Record Courier Updated Apr 5, 2013 09:12PM Published Mar 28, 2013 06:06PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.