Highway 50 deadliest county highway for 2015
With eight traffic-related deaths during the year, 2015 was tied for the second most deadly in the last decade, and the most deadly in four years.
Three fatal wrecks on Highway 50 at Lake Tahoe made it the county’s deadliest highway.
Three-quarters of the fatalities during the year involved single vehicles. One pedestrian was killed crossing Highway 395 in downtown Gardnerville.
Highway 88 in Carson Valley was the scene of two fatal collisions, including the most recent at Highway 88 and Mottsville and one south of Centerville Lane.
There is no record that a motorcyclist severely injured on Highway 88 near Centerville on Sept. 24 died of his injuries in Nevada, according to the Washoe County Coroner’s Office and the Nevada Highway Patrol.
Emeryville, Calif., resident Anthony Mowatt was riding his Harley northbound on Highway 88 when he tried to pass a semi on the right. The update on the accident from earlier this month indicated he was still alive.
■ Carson City resident Joseph Winters was killed Jan. 14 after his 2001 Jeep left Highway 50 at Lake Tahoe, rolling and ejecting him from the vehicle.
■ Skyforest, Calif., resident Darlene Hall was killed June 3 after her 2009 Yukon drove off Highway 50 at Logan Creek and struck a rock.
■ Antioch, Calif., resident Amber Hallmark was killed June 12 after a motorist drove into the path of her motorcycle on Highway 50 at Lake Tahoe.
■ Sloughhouse, Calif., resident Harvinder Singh was killed June 28 after he drove into the path of an oncoming vehicle on Highway 395 south of Gardnerville.
■ Zephyr Cove resident John Filas was killed July 20 after he drove off Kingsbury Grade and struck a tree.
■ Gardnerville resident Nathaniel Partlow was killed Sept. 26 after he drove off Highway 88 and rolled his vehicle.
■ Ohio resident Charles Keller was killed Sept. 26 walking across Highway 395 in a crosswalk.
■ Gardnerville resident Janis Waitley Simpson, who was identified as Janis Hill, was killed Nov. 27 as she was crossing Highway 88 at Mottsville Lane after the traffic light was disabled.