NHP Investigating Fatal Crash on S. Carson Street at the Northbound IR-580 On-ramp
On Thursday, October 28, 2021, at approximately 6:52 p.m., Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers responded to a report of a vehicle hitting a pedestrian on S. Carson Street at the IR-580 northbound on-ramp in Carson City. (Left picture – Victim killed in pedestrian mid-crossing of freeway access ramp.)
Preliminary investigation shows that a silver 2002 Nissan Frontier pickup, driven by Catarino Sotelo Jacinto, was traveling northbound on S. Carson Street at the IR-580 northbound on-ramp. A pedestrian was crossing the on- ramp in the crosswalk. The front of the Nissan struck the pedestrian. The Nissan continued northbound on IR- 580 and fled the scene.
The pedestrian (Charles Hodges, a 49-year-old Gardnerville resident) was transported to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
NHP Troopers located the Nissan and Jacinto at a residence in Northwest Reno. Jacinto was arrested and booked into the Carson City Jail on the following charges: Hit and run causing death (Felony), failure to report (Gross Misdemeanor) and duty to render aid (Misdemeanor).
This crash is being investigated by the Nevada Highway Patrol Northern Command West Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team (M.I.R.T.) – Case #211002252.