On Tuesday, at 5:35 p.m., Nevada Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to a vehicle collision on U.S. 395 at the intersection with Buckeye Road in Douglas County. Two vehicles were stopped in the left northbound lane for a red traffic light when a silver Chevrolet or Dodge pickup failed to slow and stop for the vehicles.
The driver of the pickup, reported by those involved in the collision as a lone female, struck the rear of a green 1996 Chevrolet Geo driven by 53-year-old Cynthia Silva of Carson City. The collision forced the Geo into the vehicle ahead of her, a 1991 white BMW sedan driven by 59-year-old Robert Peaslee of Gardnerville. Silva suffered minor injuries from the collision and was treated and release at the scene and Peaslee was not injured.
The female hit-and-run driver backed her truck up and immediately fled the scene. Troopers were provided a partial description of the Nevada license plate, beginning with the characters “711 W--.”
Any witnesses or anyone who can provide additional information should contact Trooper Brad Smith at the NHP Carson City substation at 775-687-7380 or the Department of Public Safety-Communications Center at 775-687-0404 regarding case No. NHP-1012071517.