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October 18, 2017

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Patrol: Pedestrian was lying down on highway when fatally struck

GARDNERVILLE — The Nevada Highway Patrol says a pedestrian killed in a fatal crash on U.S. Highway 395 in Gardnerville over the weekend apparently was lying down in the roadway when he was run over by a minivan.

Trooper Dan Gordon identified the victim today as 54-year-old Rosendo Ramirez Amaya of South Lake Tahoe, California.

Gordon says investigators don't know why Amaya was lying across the right northbound lane of the highway near Industrial Way.

He says the driver of a 1998 Toyota Sienna was unable to avoid him and traveled over the top of him at about 8 p.m. Sunday.

Gordon says the driver stopped immediately, called 911 and waited for emergency responders to arrive at the scene.