Kingsbury Reopen Following Fatal Crash Tuesday Evening

Staff Reports

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — The Nevada Highway Patrol reports two people were killed in a head-on vehicle crash on Kingsbury Grade Tuesday evening.

Two more were transported via helicopter from the scene for medical care.

The two-vehicle crash occurred approximately two miles up Kingsbury Grade.

The highway patrol’s preliminary investigation showed that a gray 2012 Scion Xb was traveling eastbound down Kingsbury Grade. A white 2013 Ford F150 was traveling westbound up Kingsbury Grade. The driver of the Scion allowed the vehicle to cross over the double yellow lines into the westbound travel lane causing the two vehicles to strike head on.

The driver of the Scion (Thomas William Guard, 52 year old Carson City resident) and the right front passenger (Moriah Ann Williams, 38 year old Carson City resident) both succumbed to the injuries sustained in the crash and were pronounced deceased on scene.

The female driver and the male passenger in the Ford F150 were both transported by CareFlight to a Reno hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Scion and both driver and passenger in the F150 were wearing seat belts.

The passenger in the Scion was not restrained. There was also a dog in the Scion that succumbed to injuries from the crash.

Kingsbury was closed from Foothill Road in Carson Valley to Tramway for approximately four hours.  Motorists leaving Fourth of July festivities at Lake Tahoe were directed down Spooner/Highway 50.

The road reopened after 1 a.m.

If you were a witness to this incident, or have any information regarding this collision, please contact Trooper Doug Hildebrand of the Nevada Highway Patrol Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team (M.I.R.T.) at 775-687-9617 or dhildebrand@dps.state.nv.us case #170700377

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