Kingsbury crash claims Wellington woman
A Wellington resident who died in a Friday afternoon collision on Kingsbury Grade was identified Monday as Carrie Hilderbrand, 47.
Hilderbrand was the driver of a Nissan Pathfinder that drifted into the opposing lanes of the highway and into the path of an oncoming motorhome, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
The 2016 Leprechaun motorhome was about a mile below the Carson Valley side traveling up the grade when the collision occurred at about 1:20 p.m. Friday.
South Lake Tahoe city council candidate Jason Collin, 43, was driving the motorhome with six passengers. Hilderbrand was the only occupant of the Nissan.
Collin and Hilderbrand were transported by Careflight helicopter to a Reno hospital, where Hilderbrand succumbed to her injuries.
According to Trooper Duncan Dauber three of the motorhome’s passengers were taken to area hospitals by ground ambulance.
He said all six sustained minor to moderate injuries in the crash.
Both drivers were wearing seatbelts, though a fire broke out as a result of the crash.
Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Doug Hildebrand is investigating this crash. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have information related to this incident is asked to call him at 688-4623 or firstname.lastname@example.org regarding case number NHP-160902229.
Hilderbrand was a 2013 Western Nevada College graduate with an associates degree in deaf studies.