A Lodi, Calif., woman was killed in a traffic accident on Highway 50 at Glenbrook on Sunday afternoon after her husband lost control of his vehicle causing it to skid sideways into the opposite lane.
Reyna Vizcaara, 24, was identified as the victim in the 2:55 p.m. wreck that closed the highway for several hours, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
The accident occurred when a westbound 2011 Toyota Corolla driven by Eduardo A. Vizcarra-Sicairos, 29, went into a broadside skid into the eastbound lanes and into the path of a Hyundai Elantra.
The Elantra, driven by Carson City resident Shanna D. White, 26, struck the passenger side of the Toyota, Trooper Chuck Allen said Monday. Two passengers in White’s vehicle, Kellie Kerklay and Katelyn Kraiprai, both 21-year-old Carson City residents, were also injured in the crash. Vizcaara was dead at the scene.
Three of the injured were initially transported from the scene by ground ambulance and the other injured motorist was transported by Cal Star’s helicopter, Allen said. Care Flight was initially dispatched to scene and then diverted to the park-n-ride parking lot just west of Highway 395 in Carson City to meet one of the ambulances where one more patient was airlifted to Reno. All four patients were taken to Renown Regional Medical Center. White and Kerklay were treated and released and are recovering at home today while Kraiprai and Vizcarra-Sicairos are still being treated at the hospital.
Three of the lanes were blocked for several hours while troopers completed their onscene investigation. Troopers and deputies from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office assisted with temporary traffic control duties. All travel lanes were cleared and opened at around 7:40 p.m.
At the time of the crash, heavy rain and hail were falling and the highway was very wet and weather may have been one of the contributing factors in this collision, Allen said.
Trooper Kris Satterwhite of the Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the accident. Anyone with information is asked to contact him at (775) 689-4682 or firstname.lastname@example.org regarding case No. NHP-130600878.