Carson resident Jaron W. Malone identified as victim in Douglas County fatal

Carson City resident Jaron W. Malone, 31, was identified as the driver who was killed in a Monday evening accident at Highway 395 and Riverview Drive.

The passenger in the 1994 Ford Contour 4-door sedan Malone was driving, was identified as 21-year-old Tianne F. Sam of Topaz Lake, who was injured in the crash and was flown to Renown Regional Medical Center shortly after the collision.

She was treated for her injuries at the hospital and was released sometime early Tuesday morning, according to Trooper Chuck Allen.

Moments before 10:05 p.m. accident, Malone was pulling out from the driveway of the Riverview 7-Eleven, and failed to yield to a white 2006 Mercury Mountaineer SUV traveling southbound on the highway.

As Malone attempted to cross the southbound lane prior while turning left, the left side of his sedan was struck by the front of the SUV driven by Coleville resident Jeremy T. Reineman.

Mr Reineman had his wife Jessica and their three young children riding in the vehicle and only the parents sustained very minor or claimed injuries in the event and were treated at the scene by emergency responders and not transported to a medical facility.

Alcohol is suspected to have impaired the driving abilities of Mr Malone that evening, Allen said.

The Nevada Highway Patrol's Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating this crash and Trooper Doug Hildebrand is the primary investigator.

Witnesses, or those with additional information, are encouraged to contact him at (775) 689-4623 or at regarding case number NHP-130107791.


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