A Yerington woman was killed Saturday in a single-vehicle accident on US-95A.
Heather Pineda, 20, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Pineda was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.
Nevada Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to a crash at approximately 4:30 a.m. on US-95 Alternate and Lyon County mile marker 26 near Wabuska. Preliminary investigation shows that Pineda was driving a gray 2005 Cadillac CTS sedan southbound on US-95 Alternate. For an unknown reason, the Cadillac left the roadway, struck a power pole, and overturned.
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