SIERRA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE was contacted for assistance by a camper 5.2 miles down Dog Valley Road toward the crystal mines, Verdi on July 9th at 11:42 p.m. The camper reported two mountain lions outside his tent. They had a delayed response. The camper made it to his vehicle and advised they could cancel the response.
On July 12, 2018 at 4:20 p.m. Sergey Eremeev, 33 of Truckee was driving his Mercedes sedan northbound on SR-89 north of Bear Valley Road at approximately 55 mph. He claimed two deer ran out in front of him causing him to brake and unsafely turn to the left. This caused the vehicle to swerve out of control in a northwesterly direction across the southbound lane and up an embankment that paralleled the west side of SR-89. The vehicle struck and knocked over a snowplow marker just prior to overturning upon the southbound shoulder. The vehicle came to rest on its roof upon the southbound shoulder. Eremeev was wearing his seatbelt and only suffered minor injuries which did not require transport to a hospital after receiving medical care on scene.
On July 18th, on 9:25 p.m., John Doe* was driving a Subaru Impreza westbound on SR-70 just west of the intersection of SR-284 (Frenchman Lake Road), at an unknown speed.
Tonya Heil, 52 of Portola was driving a 2017 Ford Focus eastbound on SR-70, west of Mr. Doe at an unknown speed. For an unknown reason, Mrs. Heil allowed her vehicle to cross the solid, parallel center line and into the path of Mr. Doe. Mr. Doe attempted to avoid a collision by swerving the right shoulder but his vehicle was struck in the left front and left doors by Mrs. Heil’s vehicle, which caused major passenger compartment intrusion to the Subaru. Mr. Doe succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Mrs. Heil was transported by air ambulance to Renown Medical Center for the injuries she sustained in this collision. The cause of this collision is still under investigation.
* Party #2 is referred to as “John Doe” as next of kin notification has not been confirmed at this time.
On July 22nd, at 6:25 p.m., Joseph Dupre, 52 of Reno was driving his 2015 Fiat southbound on US-395 north of Country Lane in Lassen County at a speed unsafe for the rainy conditions and while he was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. Due to Dupre’s level of intoxication, he lost control of his vehicle and it traveled off the east roadway edge and into the median where it struck a large sagebrush and the vehicle became buried in soft mud. Dupre was uninjured and was subsequently arrested during the course of the collision investigation.
On August 7th at approximately 8:07 p.m., Darshini Shaw, 28 of San Francisco was driving her Mini Cooper northbound on SR-89 approaching the intersection with SR-49 in Sierraville. Shikar Patel, 29 and Rutvi Patel, 28, both of San Francisco, were passengers.
Louis Siqueido, 71, of Calpine was driving his 2001 Ford southbound on SR-49 approaching the intersection with SR-89. For unknown reasons, Shaw did not stop at the stop sign controlling northbound traffic at the intersection of SR-89 and SR-49. Shaw continued northbound, straight through the intersection directly into the path of Siqueido’s Ford. The front of the Ford collided with the right side of the Mini, The vehicles came to rest just northwest of the intersection. Siqueido called 911 and reported the collision. Shaw suffered internal injuries, Shikar suffered back injuries and Rutvi Patel suffered internal injuries and were transported to Renown Medical Center in Reno
Siqueido was not injured.
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