Gardnerville man named as driver in Lyon pedestrian fatality

A Gardnerville man is being identified as the driver in a Thursday accident that killed a pedestrian on Highway 50 just east of Silver Springs.

Jason Hyde was driving a U.S. government owned Dodge Stratus west on the highway just east of Silver Springs when a 23-year-old man stepped into the travel lane.

The accident occurred at about 6:54 p.m.

According to Trooper Scott Simon of the Nevada Highway Patrol, the man was conscious and talking at the scene. He was taken to Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center and then transferred to Renown in Reno, where the man later died.

Simon said troopers are investigating the possibility that the pedestrian might have been under the influence of alcohol. The deceased man's name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The accident closed Highway 50 for more than two hours.

Witnesses are asked to contact the highway patrol at 688-2500 or 687-0400.


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