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Four hurt in Pine Nut wreck

Staff Reports

Four people were hurt and Highway 395 through the Pine Nut Mountains was shut down for about two hours on Monday afternoon after a vehicle accident.

The accident occurred eight miles south of Gardnerville at about 3:45 p.m. on the hill south of the intersection with Ray May Way.

According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when a 2005 GMC Sierra pickup driven by George J. Coushman, 68, was southbound on Highway 395 behind a 1991 Jeep Cherokee driven by Pine Nut resident Kathleen Alexander, 20.

Alexander slowed to make a right turn into her driveway when Coushman collided with the rear of her vehicle.

Alexander and a passenger, Rebecca Alexander, 61, were flown to Renown Medical Center by helicopter ambulance with serious injuries.

A third passenger in the Jeep, Rebecca Alexander-Lowe, 22, and Coushman were taken to Carson Valley Medical Center by East Fork ambulance.

According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, Coushman was cited for failure to use due care.