Trooper dies from injuries suffered in wreck

The following news release was sent out by Trooper Chuck Allen of the Nevada Highway Patrol this morning.

"It is with profound regret that we must report the passing of Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Kara Kelly-Borgognone. During the night she succumbed to the severe injuries she suffered in a car crash while on duty earlier this week.

Trooper Kelly-Borgognone was an organ donor. As a final act of selfless service, she wanted to help others live longer lives and better lives. Doctors at Renown Regional Medical Center performed the organ donation procedures during the night finished their work around 2:45 a.m. this morning," Allen said.

Trooper Kelly-Borgognone, 33, leaves behind her husband Dirk, and their daughters Blair 13, and Ashlyn 3.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 5 at the Lawlor Events Center on the UNR Campus.

Condolences can be sent to:

NHP Northern Command

357 Hammill Lane

Reno, NV 89511

A special account to benefit the family has been set up for anyone wishing to make a donation at the following location:

Irwin Union Bank

5496 Reno Corporate Drive

Reno, NV 89511

Account #: 83067603


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