Reno Man Succumbs To Injuries Suffered In Wednesday Afternoon Crash On Highway 395

Posted By on February 16, 2017

by Trooper Dan Gordon, Nevada Highway Patrol

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — On Feb. 15 at approximately 4:21 p.m., Troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol were dispatched to Highway 395/Jakes Hill (south of Gardnerville) for a serious injury crash involving 2 vehicles.

The preliminary investigation indicates that a blue 2009 Ford Fusion, driven by Donald David Chisholm, a 69-year-old Reno resident, was traveling northbound on US395 just north of China Springs. The blue Ford Fusion went off the roadway to the right and Mr. Chisholm over corrected to the left. The over correction cause him to lose control of the vehicle and cross over the double yellow center lines into the path of a southbound 2003 black Ford Expedition.

The driver of the black Expedition was unable to avoid the Ford Fusion, striking the right side with the front of the black Expedition.

There were 2 occupants in the blue Ford Fusion, the driver (Mr. Chisholm and an adult female passenger in the right front). Mr. Chisholm was transported via Care Flight to a Reno hospital where he succumbed to the injuries a short time later.

The female passenger was also transported via Care Flight to a Reno hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the black Expedition was transported to a Reno hospital via ambulance.
All three occupants from both cars were not wearing seatbelts. Impairment is unknown at this time.

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