Authorities identify woman who died in May 15 collision

The scene of a May 15 fatal crash on Highway 88 south of Kimmerling Road. Nevada State Police photo

The scene of a May 15 fatal crash on Highway 88 south of Kimmerling Road. Nevada State Police photo

A Markleeville woman who was killed in a May 15 collision on Highway 88 was identified by the Nevada State Police on Wednesday.

Genie Kelly Baruh, 62, was southbound in a 2014 Ford Escape about three miles from the state line behind a Hyundai Sonata. According to the initial investigation, she stepped on the brakes and skidded into the back of the Hyundai.

It then entered the dirt, ran through a fence and overturned into the West Fork of the Carson River.

When they arrived on scene, rescuers went into the water and she was transported to Carson Valley Medical Center, where she was pronounced deceased.

This crash is being investigated by the Highway Patrol Division’s Northern Command West Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team - Case No. 220501001. Anyone with information about this crash, is asked to email to and reference the case number. 

Tahoe-Douglas firefighters and Douglas County Sheriff's deputies responded to a single vehicle that rolled off Old Highway 50 at Glenbrook on Saturday afternoon, killing the driver.

Initial reports are that the GM rolled down an embankment near Glenbrook Creek at around 3:30 p.m.

The Nevada State Police major incident response team was contacted to investigate the collision.

The deceased was not identified as of Wednesday.

A motorcyclist was killed in Minden on Tuesday evening, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

The collision occurred at Bently Parkway and Orchard Road and was reported at around 8:30 p.m.

Trooper Charles Caster said that a man riding a Kawasaki Ninja went off the road and hit two trees.

Speed and impairment is suspected, Caster said.




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