On June 30, 2018 at 3:20 p.m. Alexandra Ellis, 31, of Sparks, NV was driving a 2013 Kia westbound on Dixie Valley Road east of Carmen Road at an unknown speed, while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage.
Travis Conley, 54 of Portola was driving a 2017 Kia eastbound on Dixie Valley Road at approximately 15 mph. As Ms. Ellis circumvented a blind curve in the roadway at a speed unsafe for conditions, she allowed her vehicle to cross the center of the roadway and the left front fender of her vehicle struck the left front fender of Conley’s vehicle. As a result of this collision, Katherina Conley, 53, of Portola, who was seated in the right front passenger seat of the 2017 Kia, and properly wearing a seatbelt, suffered minor injuries and was transported to Eastern Plumas District Hospital. Subsequent to the collision, Ms. Ellis was arrested for driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage.
On July 7th at 4:52 p.m., Robert Rose, 49, of Ross, CA was driving a 1999 Chevrolet on SR-49 approaching Hamlin Lane. Rose was tired due to getting an insufficient amount of sleep the night before, while traveling during most of the day. Rose subsequently turned to the right as he “blanked out for a sec.” He traveled onto the southbound shoulder where his vehicle struck and damaged a Caltrans mile post marker. Rose was able to regain control of the vehicle and was quickly pulled over by Sierra County Sheriff Deputy K. Crawford, who had witnessed the entire incident. Rose and passenger, Wendy Loredo of Sacramento were wearing seatbelts and there were no injuries reported.
On July 8th at 8:05 p.m., on an unnamed dirt road in Chilcoot, Micah Edwards, 17 of Sierraville was riding a 1994 Honda motorcycle eastbound east of Patterson Street at an unknown speed. Ahead of Edwards was a large hole which was approximately 20 feet deep. Edwards failed to observe the hole and he subsequently drove the Honda into it causing a collision. He had major injuries and was taken to Renown in Reno. The collision remains under investigation.
On July 8th at 0050 hours, Dana Corley, Jr., 19, of Reno, NV was driving a 2015 Hyundai Elantra westbound on SR-70, at approximately 25 mph and was preparing to make a left turn onto the southbound US-395 on-ramp. Corley was driving too fast for the turn and the vehicle understeered off of the west road edge of the on-ramp and the front of the Hyundai struck a light pole. As a result of the collision, the vehicle was disabled. Corley and his two passengers, Dylan Baker, 20 of Reno, NV and Chase, of Reno, NV exited the vehicle and walked away from the scene. Corley was returned to the scene by his parents at a later time to file a collision report with CHP.
CAPTURE THE SUNSET WEEK is the third full week of July! The third full week of July was selected, as more people are outdoors at sunset in mid summer, increasing the chances of catching a great, maybe award winning picture.