Fundraiser underway for Gardnerville woman who died in Minden head-on |

Fundraiser underway for Gardnerville woman who died in Minden head-on

A fundraiser is underway for a Gardnerville grandmother who succumbed to injuries received in a June 3 head-on collision.

Donors have contributed $7,020 of the $10,000 goal set on gofundme to aide Darlene Permann’s family.

Permann,  the mother of three children and grandmother of three more, is survived by husband Corey, according to the page.

According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, Permann was southbound on Highway 395 at 5:50 p.m. June 3 when for an unknown reason, her Toyota Camry reportedly crossed the center median in the southbound turn lane and into the path of another Camry.

Family members are disputing the preliminary account of the collision.

“She was a loving mother to her three children and three grandchildren, she was a loving wife to her husband of 37 years, she cared deeply for her family and friends and always had a smile on her face, who was well liked in the community,” her daughter said in an email to The Record-Courier on Saturday.

Both drivers were helicoptered to Renown Regional Medical Center where Permann died Monday due to complications from the injuries she sustained in the collision, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Donations may be made at

Perman’s death was the second as a result of head-on crashes on Douglas County highways in June.

 On June 11, a Jackson, Calif., man was killed on the Lake Tahoe side of Kingsbury Grade.

Retired credit card executive Paul Bartell, 71, was climbing the Grade on a 1994 Harley Davidson when he failed to make the hairpin curve near Palisades Drive and entered the opposite lane.

He ran into a Harley head-on and was then struck by a second. Both of the other riders were taken for medical treatment with minor injuries.

So far, five people have died as a result of collisions on Douglas County’s highways during 2020.