Yerington man dies in accident |

Yerington man dies in accident

by Merrie Leininger

A Yerington man was killed Thursday after authorities said he pulled his vehicle out in front of a semi-truck about 7 p.m. in Holbrook Junction.

Errol William Lampkin, 62, of Spense Lane, died at the scene of the accident at the intersection of highways 395 and 208.

Many Douglas County volunteer firefighters and paramedics came to the scene. Paramedic Captain Robert Lekumberry said Lampkin was in full cardiac arrest when the paramedics reached the scene and they attempted to revive him until CareFlight came to the scene. CareFlight medical workers pronounced Lampkin dead at the scene, Lekumberry said.

The driver of the truck, Duane Guillot, 37, of Independence, La., was not cited, according to Nevada Highway Patrol Sgt. Phil Shemick. He was reported to have minor injuries.

A third vehicle was hit by flying debris. Lekumberry said the driver, whom he could not name, had minor injuries and was taken to Carson Valley Medical Center.

The fatal accident topped off a long day for the Nevada Highway Patrol which began with several accidents on north Highway 395 at about 9:30 a.m.

Shemick said his officers were at the scenes of four separate accidents near Stephanie Lane for about 2-1/2 hours.

n Morning accidents. NHP Trooper Jeff Bowers said the initial accident was caused when a 1998 Toyota utility vehicle driven by Robin T. Shriver of Minden, pulled out onto Highway 395 from Stephanie Lane. A 2000 Saturn utility vehicle driven by Andy Huaiyuan Yang, 21, of Berkeley, Calif., northbound on Highway 395 struck the Toyota. Neither driver was injured. Shriver was cited for failure to yield.

The impact caused the Toyota to overturn and it came to rest in the fast lane, Bowers said. Both vehicles blocked traffic and caused a delay. Two other accidents occurred within 22 minutes as a result of the congestion.

The next accident involved three vehicles and was caused by following too close and driving without due care. Drivers and passengers escaped with minor injuries, Bowers said.

A two-vehicle accident happened after that. Bowers said he didn’t have a cause for the accident, but there were no injuries.

Early Friday afternoon, another accident was reported involving a travel trailer and a car near Mica Drive and Highway 395 in North County.