Barbara Gayton has been charged with DUI causing substantial bodily harm and illegal method of turning. Police say Gayton was driving her SUV through the intersection of McCarran Boulevard and Nichols Boulevard at about 4:45 p.m. when she hit a motorcycle being driven by 45-year-old Sparks resident Gordon Hurley, whose 14-year-old daughter was riding with him. Hurley was unconscious and taken to Renown Regional Medical Center with severe injuries. His daughter also was taken for treatment of minor injuries. Sparks police Lt. Pete Krall said both Hurley and his daughter were wearing helmets at the time of the crash.
Sparks police say Hurley was driving north on McCarran and Gayton had been westbound on Nichols when she made a right turn onto northbound McCarran. Hurley’s motorcycle then collided with the rear of the Gayton’s SUV.
Gayton was believed to have been drinking, police said, and she was arrested and booked into the Washoe County jail.
Anyone who has information regarding this accident is asked contact the Sparks Police traffic section at 353-2503 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.