2:22pm – Report of a traffic crash on Highway 50, near Fairview. Watch out for emergency vehicles.
Fremont Elementary and local dignitaries hosted a Ribbon Cutting ceremony Friday, Sept. 13, to celebrate the newly added classrooms and square footage completed from construction over the summer. The ceremony also helped kick off the school’s annual Fall Festival where dozens of community partners, sponsors and the school offered information, food, a raffle with over 30 prizes, and tons of fun for students and families.
Two vehicles smashed in to each other at Valley and Washington (behind Smith’s) Thursday afternoon. A lady driver headed north on Valley apparently didn’t see the stop sign and continued in to the intersection. But at that split second, another vehicle traveling west into intersection (he didn’t have a stop sign) hammered the front of the woman’s car. Both wound up at the northwest corner of the intersection – the woman’s car damaged far more than the other vehicle.
The good news is that nobody was seriously hurt, probably largely due to the relative slow speeds that both vehicles were traveling.
It’s another one of those certification drills that “Two vehicles cannot occupy the same space at the same time. Watch for stop signsl. Again, nobody seriously injured.
Caltrans says a full closure of U.S. Highway 50 over Echo Summit planned for mid-October is being put off until next year. Caltrans said the seven bridge girders required for the $14 million viaduct replacement won’t be ready in time for the scheduled closure.
So, in the meantime, the contractor will button up the job site and finish the project next year, which was the original plan anyway.
A crowd of Carson City residents gathered at the east end of Mills Park Wednesday to solemnly commemorate the horrific tragedy of 9-11 2001 when Islamic terrorists crashed three airliners into buildings in New York City as well as Washington DC. In a solemn ceremony re-visiting the unthinkable actually happening, Mayor Bob Crowell, Sheriff Ken Furlong and Fire Chief Sean Slamon each reviewed the shock, anguish and sorrow the country has gone through in dealing with the mindless and vengeful motives of several terrorists who commandeered and then flew jetliners into the World Trade Center twin towers and into the side of the Pentagon. A fourth hijacker was said to be piloting a fourth airliner aiming to crash it into the White House but passengers likely caused a melee in the cockpit that caused the plane to crash into an empty field far short of the nation’s capital.
Sheriff Ken Furlong said the country still mourns the loss of so many lives, including first responders at the crash sites. Sheriff Furlong outlined a paradigm shift among all first responder agencies – not only how to interrupt terrorist attacks, but launch better intelligence gathering and general awareness among the American people that makes them pay closer attention to what’s going on in their communities.
Fire Chief Sean Slamon commented that America’s fire-rescue services are sharper and more aware of the many ways even homegrown terrorists can harm or kill using arson or high powered weapons. Firefighters and their ambulances are always required to be at or near the center of such deadly incidents.
Mayor Bob Crowell also lamented the country’s struggle to fight gun violence as it explodes seemingly more and more often across the nation. Mayor Crowell reminded everyone of the 2011 shooter attack in Carson City at the iHop on South Carson Street, proving that mass shootings are ever-so with us and demands that we find ways to strip this ballistic menace from our country.
Several ministers from local churches reminded everyone that violence is usually caused by people who are desperately in need of understanding, love and support – not guns – and that we must find ways to reach out to them, whether they’re on the street or already behind bars. It’s a fact that there are more guns in this country than there are people. And therein lies the challenge.
Join Carson City area residents as they gather to remember and mourn those who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001 when terrorists hijacked four airliners – three of them flying into large buildings, two in New York City ,The World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington D.C.
The ceremonies begin at the east end of Mills Park at the 9-1-1 Memorial, starting at 6pm.
Update: Two people in the upside down vehicle were injured, including a 96 year old woman, mother of the driver. She suffered compound fractures and later died at Renown in Reno.
Two people were Careflighted to Renown in Reno following a horrendous traffic crash on Highway 50 and Airport. Details are still sketchy, but the driver of the upside down vehicle said he was headed east on 50 when a car headed south on Airport entered the intersection and broadsided him. The man’s vehicle with three aboard rolled over and in so doing hit a eastbound car on fifty. The first car coming south on Airport – and likely running a red light – took off at high speed, fleeing the scene.
The victim driver and his very elderly mother were extricated from their upside-down Chevy. The man’s mother and one other person were quickly Careflighted to Renown as mentioned above. The driver’s mother was pronounced deceased shortly after arriving at Renown in Reno. No word on whether authorities have any idea who the hit-and-run driver is or where he lives.