According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, the accident happened at the intersection of Sutro Street and East 9th Street. At the time, a purple Scion was headed east when it ran through a red light and struck a white Honda Accord.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene. A 5-year-old passenger in the Honda was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries but was pronounced deceased while there.
The driver of the Scion, who had a passenger with him, fled the scene of the crash. Officials were able to catch up to the driver, identified as 33-year-old Jesse Allen Bennett. He has since been arrested on various charges.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the intersection for a period of time.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Accidents in Nevada
Fatal crashes take place every single year in the state of Nevada. In just one recent year’s time, approximately 300 people were killed in Nevada car accidents due to the recklessness of others. These accidents happen in the blink of an eye due to many different reasons including distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and more. Losing somebody close to you in an accident, especially a child, can impact your life in a variety of ways. If you have suffered such extensive losses, you should have the help of an attorney on your side.
The aftermath of a fatal Reno car accident can impact your life in a variety of ways, leaving you to feel both helpless and alone. As you grieve the sudden loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to keep up with the bills that pile up against you. Families should never have to stand alone after they have suffered the immense loss of a loved one. If you have lost somebody close to you, you should speak with a Reno wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
Our attorneys at Coulter Harsh Law have dedicated our lives to helping families after catastrophic and life-altering accidents. If you have lost somebody close to you, you may wonder what options you have for recovery. Our attorneys will help you work toward justice and compensation for a wide array of losses. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Reno at (775) 324-3380 to find out how we can help you.
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