Woman hurt in plunge off Kingsbury

Staff Reports

A 32-year-old Minden woman was injured on Wednesday afternoon after she lost control of her vehicle and went over the edge of Kingsbury Grade.

Monica Morgan Holcomb was travelling down the grade at about 4:10 p.m. when her 1998 Chevrolet Blazer drifted off the east side of the road.

According to a report prepared by the Nevada Highway Patrol, Holcomb overcorrected and her Blazer rotated across the opposing lane, hit a mile marker and a fence and then went over the edge.

The Blazer came to rest about 60 feet below the roadway on its side at the bottom of the hill near Taylor Creek Road.

Morgan had to be cut from the blazer by firefighters and then taken by ambulance to Jacks Valley Elementary School where she was transferred to Care Flight helicopter and flown to Renown Medical Center.

Trooper Chuck Allen said Holcomb, who received a head injury in the accident, was cited for driving left of the center line.

Allen said investigators believe Holcomb was traveling too fast for conditions and that alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.


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