For Immediate Release
PR #:1900114
Date Issued:Oct 19, 2019 - 1:19pm

Sheriff's Office investigating accident involving Reno Fire Department truck and pedestrian

CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-722-5517

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) is investigating a fatal vehicle vs. pedestrian accident involving a Reno Fire Department Ladder Truck.

The accident occurred shortly before 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the intersection of Fourth Street and Valley Road in Reno.

The victim is reported to be a female adult. The Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office is conducting an investigation to identify the victim and confirm cause of death.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone who witnessed this accident and has not been in contact with investigators is asked to contact the Washoe County Patrol Division at (775) 328-3350.


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.

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