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Fatal crash in Douglas County claims the life of Reno man

A serious injury crash in Douglas County has turned deadly, according to authorities.

On Wednesday, Feb. 15, just after 4:20 p.m., troopers with the Nevada Highway Patrol were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 395 at Jakes Hill, just south of Gardnerville.

The preliminary investigation shows that a blue 2009 Ford Fusion driven by 69-year-old Donald Chisholm of Reno was travelling northbound on 395 just north of China Springs.

NHP spokesman Trooper Dan Gordon says Chisholm's car went off the roadway to the right and he over-corrected to the left. The over-correction caused him to lose control of the vehicle and cross over the double yellow center lines into the path of a 2003 black Ford Expedition that was travelling southbound.

The driver of the Expedition was unable to avoid Chisholm's car and struck the right side of the vehicle.

Chisholm and his female, adult passenger were transported to a Reno hospital via CareFlight with serious injuries.

NHP says that Chisholm later died as a result of his injuries.

The driver of the Expedition was transported to the hospital via ambulance. Their injuries are unknown at this time.

According to NHP, all three occupants involved in the crash were not wearing seat belts.

Troopers are unsure whether or not impairment played a factor in the crash.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have any information related to this crash is encouraged to contact Trooper Garretson with the Nevada Highway Patrol at (775)688-2500 or kgarretson@dps.state.nv.us regarding NHP case #170201363

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