Two adult females were transported to Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop after being involved in a single car rollover on U.S. 6 at Mineral County mile marker 11, near Montgomery Pass Nov. 11. Shania Guerreo and Corinne Marquez, both of Huntington Beach, Calif. self-evacuated after the car they were traveling in went down a 50-foot embankment.
Rescue personnel from Fish Lake Ambulance; NDOT, CalTrans, Mineral County Sheriff’s Office, Mineral County Fire/EMS Department, Benton Fire, California Highway Patrol and Nevada Highway Patrol responded to the incident on the remote road.
Both victims received mild to moderate injuries.
Lucy, a pink-nosed pit bull who was in the crash, ran away from the scene after the accident. If traveling this route, drivers are asked to keep a look out for the dog and to contact their sheriff’s dept. Lucy has been missing since Nov. 11.
Elsewhere, on Nov. 12 at approximately 5:45 a.m., Troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol were dispatched to a two vehicle collision that occurred on U.S. 95 in Esmeralda Co. early Wednesday morning.
The crash investigation details learned so far indicate a 2006 white Dodge Caravan was traveling northbound on U.S. 95 when for unknown reasons at this time the driver 60 year old Thomas Shea of Tonopah and two other passengers drifted off the right shoulder and over corrected. When the Dodge Caravan came back onto the highway it rotated to the left into the path of a black Toyota Prius traveling southbound which was driven by 56 year old Donyu Catino of Petaluma, Calif. The front of the Prius collided with left side of the Dodge Caravan ejecting the left rear passenger an elderly female from the vehicle mortally wounding her. She was not wearing her seatbelt.
The driver and front passenger of the Dodge van and the driver of the Toyota Prius were all transported to Nye Regional Medical Center with serious non-life threatening injuries. U.S. 95 had delayed traffic for several hours while the NHP investigated the crash scene.
The speed limit in this area of U.S. 95 in Esmeralda Co. is 70 mph. Alcohol is not a factor in the cause of the accident. The name of the deceased is being withheld until the next of kin can be notified.