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September 2, 2013
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Family seeks witnesses in fatal Stateline hit-and-run

The family of a Carson City man struck and killed in an Aug. 10 hit-and-run are hoping someone saw something that will lead to the motorist who hit him.

Cody J. Dobson, 31, was found lying on Highway 50 just east of the casino core on Aug. 10. He succumbed to his injuries nearly two weeks later on Aug. 23.

According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, Dobson may have been walking on the highway or stumbled off the adjacent sidewalk just east of the MontBleu Resort & Casino just prior to being struck.

A witness who stopped to render aid, said he saw Dobson lying in the eastbound lanes, and that when he turned to help, he saw a full-size blue Dodge pickup hit the man. Trooper Chuck Allen said the pickup might have a camper shell matching the color of the pickup

Dobson was taken by ambulance to Barton Memorial Hospital and then helicoptered to Renown Regional Medical Center where he died.

Troopers said Dobson allegedly displayed signs of intoxication at the scene and the hospital.

Dobson’s family set up a bank account with US Bank in the event anyone would like to donate money. The account number is 153755984306.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper Doug Hildebrand of the Major Accident Investigation Team at (775) 689-4623 or dhildebrand@dps.state.nv.us regarding case number NHP-130800861. Witnesses may also contact the Department of Public Safety-Communications Center at (775) 687-0400.


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The Record Courier Updated Sep 3, 2013 03:59PM Published Sep 2, 2013 02:42PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.