For Immediate Release
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PR #:1300119
Date Issued:Nov 06, 2013 - 11:15am

Sheriff's Office investigating fatal vehicle versus pedestrian accident in Lemmon Valley

CASE #:WC13-6589
WHEN:Monday, November 4, 2013, at approximately 6:00 p.m.
WHERE:Lemmon Drive in the area of Surge Street, Lemmon Valley
VICTIM/S:Lesa Fisher, age 52, of Reno
CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-722-5517

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal vehicle versus pedestrian accident that occurred Monday evening in Lemmon Valley.

The pedestrian, identified as Lesa Fisher, age 52, of Reno, was walking southbound on Lemmon Valley in the area of Surge Street around 6:00 p.m. when she was struck by a 2005 Gold Chevy Cobalt that was travelling in the same direction. Fisher was transported to a local hospital.

At approximately 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 6, Fisher was declared deceased as a result of her injuries.

The driver of the vehicle is cooperating with the investigation. At this time, driver alcohol use or speed do not appear to be factors in the accident and no charges have been filed.  

Anyone with information on this accident is urged to contact Deputy Dave Bailey with the Sheriff's M.A.I.T. office at 775-328-3350.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office reminds pedestrians and motorists that pedestrian safety is a shared responsibility.

Tips for Drivers:

  • be aware that you may encounter pedestrians at anytime and anywhere
  • pedestrian can be difficult to see. Drive with caution, particularly at night or in bad weather
  • drive slowly near crosswalks and be prepared to stop
  • always stop for pedestrians who are in a crosswalk
  • never overtake and pass other vehicles stopped for pedestrians
  • be especially attentive around schools and in neighborhoods where children are active

Tips for Pedestrians:

  • use sidewalks whenever possible. Where no sidewalks are provided, walk facing road traffic
  • only cross or enter streets where it is legal to do so. Stay off freeways and other restricted zones
  • be visible: dress in light colors, wear reflective material or carry a flashlight
  • use extreme caution when crossing streets, try to establish eye contact with drivers to ensure they see you
  • TEXT LATER: cellpone use, texting and other distractions can be just as dangerour for pedestrians as drivers. Pedstrains should always stay focused on traffic and your surroundings


The Washoe County Sheriff's Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Chuck Allen is the 26th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Regional Intelligence Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process and traditional street patrols.


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