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July 22, 2013
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Man killed in Thursday accident identified as Rick Schumacker

The man killed in a three-vehicle traffic accident on July 18 was identified as Minden resident Kendrick “Rick” P. Schumacker, 53, the manager of the Ironwood Cinemas.

Schumacker was northbound in a Ford Taurus on Highway 395 when he slowed to turn into the Washoe Tribal Smokeshop, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

There is no center turn lane at that location on 395 and Schumacker had to slow down in the travel lane.

He was hit from behind by a 2003 Chevrolet Silvardo driven by a 17-year-old Gardnerville girl. The force of the collision knocked the Taurus into the path of an oncoming 1997 Dodge Ram pickup driven by Dennis M. Hart, 63, of Apple Valley, Calif.

Schumacker was dead at the scene of the accident. The three occupants of the two pickups, including Hart’s passenger, Diana J. Hart, 63, were transported for non-life threatening injuries.

According to family members, Schumacker is survived by wife Sheila, daughter Destinie, father Harry, siblings Sharon Hance, Ron Schumacker, Shanon Gemignani and nephew Harlene McEwen.

The name of the 17-year-old was not released due to her age.

Trooper Doug Hildebrand of the Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating this accident. Witnesses or anyone with additional information are asked to contact him at (775) 689- 4623 or dhildebrand@dps.state.nv.us regarding case number NHP- 130701640

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The Record Courier Updated Jul 24, 2013 12:12PM Published Jul 23, 2013 01:50PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.