Victim identified in Ranchos fatal collision | RecordCourier.com

Victim identified in Ranchos fatal collision

A 20-year-old Sacramento man was identified as the driver killed in a Jan. 23 collision in the Gardnerville Ranchos.

Abel Torres Jr., 20, was driving a 2004 Ford Crown Victoria with a passenger from his home on Tillman Lane to Dresslerville.

According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, Torres lost control of the Ford in the slight curve on Muir just west of Whitney Way and left the roadway to the left.

He traveled through the front yard of one home and then struck a parked Subaru Outback and overturned, coming to rest on the roof.

Torres, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle and declared dead at the scene. The passenger climbed out and was picked up and taken to the hospital.

Trooper Hannah DeGoey said that Torres was believed to have been impaired.

The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a three-vehicle collision that snarled traffic at highways 395 and 88 around 8 p.m. Friday.

A Topaz Ranch Estates man was reported injured in a single vehicle rollover near Topaz Ranch Drive and Granite Way in the south county community.