Investigators at scene of fatal accident |

Investigators at scene of fatal accident

by Kurt Hildebrand

Douglas County authorities are at the scene of a fatal accident about a half mile up river from the old power dam.

Reports that a vehicle was found 90 feet down the embankment next to the East Fork of the Carson River on Monday afternoon by people who stumbled across debris.

Officers on the scene confirmed there was a body inside the vehicle.

The vehicle went off the roadway edge and rolled down the hill leaving a trail of debris.

The green vehicle had landed in the tules and was difficult to see from the road.

The identity of the vehicle’s occupant is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.