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.