Sheriff's Office

For Immediate Release

PR #: 2000118
Date Issued: Sep 16, 2020 - 11:26am

Reno man arrested in connection with crash, investigation that shut down Mount Rose Highway

CONTACT: Sarah Johns
911 Parr Blvd
Reno, NV. 89512
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407

Washoe County Sheriff's Office detectives have arrested Alexandrew Vail, 26, of Reno for a charge of Driving Under the Influence and a charge of Driving Without a Driver's License in relation to a single vehicle crash on Mount Rose Highway early Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

An off-duty deputy came upon the crash shortly after 2:00 a.m. while driving home from work. A subsequent death investigation completely closed the highway until 8:00 a.m.

This is an ongoing investigation; additional updates will be provided as they become available.


The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.