Fatal Crash on South Carson Street and IR-580
On November 9, 2021, at approximately 12:46 pm, The Nevada Highway Patrol responded to a multiple vehicle injury crash at the intersection of South Carson Street and IR-580 N. While the crash investigation is ongoing, investigators believe a white (2017) Ford F350 pickup towing a large boat was traveling east on US-50 when it failed to stop at a red traffic light with South Carson Street. The Ford’s brakes are suspected to have overheated, contributing to the crash.
The Ford struck another vehicle, causing a series of other collisions. 11 people involved in the crash were injured, two of which succumbed to their injuries. The remaining nine injured individuals (three of whom were in critical condition after the crash) are expected to recover. The driver of the Ford, Rolando Gonzalez Otazo Roney, was arrested and booked at the Carson City Jail. His charges include the following: reckless driving resulting in death (Class B Felony), operating an unsafe vehicle (Misdemeanor), obstructing (Misdemeanor), failure to obey traffic control device (Misdemeanor), fail to obey a red traffic light (Misdemeanor) and no valid driver’s license (Misdemeanor). Other charges are pending.