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July 4, 2020 at 9:07 am

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

On July 4th, 2020 at approximately 0305 hours, Sparks Police responded to a single vehicle crash in the area of the southbound lanes of Sparks Blvd, south of Baring Blvd.  The Sparks Fire Department and REMSA also responded to the scene.

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Officers arrived on scene and located a passenger car, which had sustained major damage.  The vehicle was occupied by 2 males, a 16-year-old driver and 17-year-old passenger.  Both were pronounced deceased at the scene.  Their names will not be released.

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During the initial investigation, a witness described the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed as it drove through the intersection of Sparks Blvd and Baring Blvd.  As it continued to travel southbound on Sparks Blvd, it appears that the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. At this time, it is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor.

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The Sparks Police Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T) was called to the scene and took over the investigation.

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Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is urged to call the Sparks Police Traffic Division at 353-2432 or Secret witness at 322-4900.

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No further details will be released at this time.

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