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New details released in fatal Yerington Crash

NHP investigates a fatal crash in Lyon County on Sept. 8, 2021.
NHP investigates a fatal crash in Lyon County on Sept. 8, 2021.
Published: Sep. 8, 2021 at 7:32 AM PDT|Updated: Sep. 13, 2021 at 1:56 PM PDT
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YERINGTON, Nev. (KOLO) - The Nevada Highway Patrol released more details into a crash in Yerington that left a pregnant woman dead.

It happened Wednesday. Sept. 8 around 4:20 a.m.

The NHP said the driver of a Honda Civic was headed westbound on Mason Road (SR-827) behind a Chevrolet Silverado. The driver of the Chevrolet slowed down to make a left-hand turn onto a private driveway, but the driver of the Honda failed to slow down and hit the back of the Chevrolet.

The passenger of the Honda, 29-year-old Katianne Turner of Wadsworth who was eight months pregnant, was flown by Care Flight to Renown where she and her unborn baby were pronounced dead.

NHP said she was not wearing a seatbelt.

Investigators said the driver of the Honda was also taken by Care Flight for treatment. His condition was not released.

The driver of the truck was not injured.

NHP said impairment is suspected in the crash.

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