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Zephyr Cove resident Jeffrey Alan Davis identified in fatal crash

A Zephyr Cove man, who was killed after he backed through the rear of his garage, was identified as Jeffrey Alan Davis, 55.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reported that Davis was killed as a result of trauma received in the accident.

According to the sheriff’s office, Davis’ vehicle rolled through the back wall of his garage and down an 80-foot embankment before it was stopped by a tree.

The accident occurred at 11:42 a.m. in the 600 block of Lookout Road in Zephyr Heights.

Tahoe Douglas Fire District rescuers and Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident. The Nevada Highway Patrol is working with Douglas County on the accident.

What caused the vehicle to travel through the back of the garage is still under investigation, Sgt. Pat Brooks said on Monday.

■ A single-vehicle rollover on Genoa Lane near the Settelmeyer silos resulted in a Genoa man being helicoptered to Renown Regional Medical Center on Saturday.

According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, the accident was reported at 6:52 p.m.

Injured in the accident was Wayne A. Eichhorst, 49, when he lost control of his 1998 Dodge Ram pickup.

No one else was in the vehicle.

■ A three-vehicle wreck on Highway 50 near Zephyr Cove snarled traffic Monday morning.

Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Dave Gibson said crews reopened all lanes of the highway as of about 8:30 a.m. But he cautioned traffic may still be moving slow through the area because it was backed up for so long.

The incident remains under investigation. One person was transported to Renown Medical Center in Reno with serious injuries, according to Gibson.

■ Two vehicles struck deer within a half-hour of one another along Highway 395 in Mono County on Monday morning.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the first accident occurred at 7:35 a.m. when a Bishop woman was driving north of Bridgeport at 60 mph.

She struck a deer which was then flung into the path of a Carson City motorcyclist who was southbound. The rider of the motorcycle, Ralph Owens, didn’t have time to react and struck the deer. He was flung from his motorcycle and suffered moderate injuries. He was helicoptered to Renown Regional Medical Center by Careflight helicopter.

At 8 a.m. a Mammoth Lakes woman was south of the Mammoth turnoff when a deer ran across the road and hit the drivers side of her car. The woman was able to pull over but she sustained minor injuries in the collision and was taken to Mammoth Hospital for treatment.


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