Four victims in fatal wreck east of Dayton identified.
August 16, 2012
The names of four people killed Tuesday morning in a fiery pickup crash have been released by the Nevada Highway Patrol.
Fernley residents Troy Sibson, 47, Noel “Mike” Sotka, 52 and Douglas “Jason” Counterman, 30, were employees of Pioneer Crossing Casino properties based in Fernley and Dayton. They were in a GMC pickup towing a scissor lift.
Fallon resident Ford Tucker, 18, a passenger in a Dodge pickup that collided with the GMC, was the fourth victim.
Injured in the accident were Dayton resident 19-year-old Daniel Holley, who was taken to the University of California, Davis Medical Center with severe burns from the crash.
The injured occupants of a Ford pickup that was struck by the trailer being towed by the Dodge after the head-on accident were identified as Holley’s father, 47-year-old Robert L. Holley of Dayton, and his sister 9-year-old Anna Holley.
The Holleys were transporting 14 head of cattle to the Fallon Livestock Exchange. They’ve operated Holley Family Farms in Dayton since 1970.
Fellow farmers have started a donation account to help them with Wells Fargo Bank. The Holley Family Farms Donation Fund account No. is 815083344. There is also a paypal account at
The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the accident.
Trooper Doug Hildebrand of the Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the accident. Witnesses to the event are encouraged to call him at (775) 689-4623 regarding case number NHP-120814458.