On October 22,2 017 at approximately 2125 hours, Kevin Gustafson, 52 of Reno, NV was driving a 2016 Dodge southbound on US-395 at a stated speed of 65 mph.
Deborah Grant, 62 of Sparks, NV was driving a 1992 GMC northbound on US-395 at an unknown speed. South of the Pozzolan Road, Gustafson began to pass a vehicle traveling ahead of him. As he made the pass, he did not see Grant in the opposing lane. The parties were unable to avoid a collision and the vehicles impacted head-on. Gustafson was able to exit his vehicle before the vehicle caught fire, avoiding more serious injury. He suffered major injury as a result of the collision and was taken to Renown Medical Center in Reno, NV.
Grant was unable to exit her vehicle. Passing motorists assisted Grant out of the vehicle, however, attempts to revive her were unsuccessful and she succumbed to her injuries at the scene.
Personnel from Sierra Valley Fire, Truckee Meadows Fire, Washoe County Sheriff Department, Lassen County Sheriff Department, REMSA ambulance, Careflight and CalTrans assisted at the scene. A large number of passing motorists also assisted at the scene.
This collision is still under investigation by Quincy Area Office of the California Highway Patrol.
On October 28, at approximately 11:33 a.m., on SR-70 east of Maddalena Road, Samual Allen, 41, of Portola, a tow operator for Ron’s Towing was loading a broken down vehicle on his 1992 Nissan Tow Truck. While loading the vehicle it some how became dislodged from the tow truck and rolled back. After rolling off the bed of the tow truck it struck the front of a parked 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The two vehicles involved sustained minor damage as a result of the collision.