Woman killed in wrong-way crash laid to rest with military honors

A member of a U.S. Air Force Honor Guard presents the flag from Fallon Montanucci's coffin to her parents on Friday.

A member of a U.S. Air Force Honor Guard presents the flag from Fallon Montanucci's coffin to her parents on Friday.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

 

Airman 1st Class Fallon Montanucci was laid to rest with military honors on Friday.

The 2018 Douglas High School and Western Nevada College graduate was serving with a U.S. Air Force security team and was home on leave when she was killed in a wrong-way collision on April 23.

Her service at St. Gall Catholic Church was livestreamed on Friday.

A procession escorted her through Gardnerville and Minden on its way to Eastside Memorial Cemetery in Minden.

A U.S. Air Force honor guard awaited her there and fired a three-volley salute in her honor as pall bearers carried her flag-draped coffin to her final resting place.

The flag from her coffin was presented to her mother.

Montanucci was returning home from Reno when she and her sister Avalon were struck head-on at 4 a.m. on Highway 395.

Avalon is recuperating at home.

The Knights of Columbus will host a spaghetti feed to benefit the Montanucci family 4-7 p.m. May 21 at the St. Gall Pastoral Center.

Tickets are $15 or $40 for a family of four or more. A donation box will be available. All proceeds will go to the Montanucci Family. Tickets are available after all masses and at the door on the day of the benefit.

Donations can be made in Fallon's memory to any local veteran's organization or the Douglas County Animal Shelter, according to her obituary.

An account has been set up in the name of the Montanucci Sisters at El Dorado Savings Bank, 1517 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Donors may contribute at any branch.


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